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September 25, 1948

Chemical Russian, Self-Taught

JAMA. 1948;138(4):329. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900040073035

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According to the author of this volume, more chemical research is being reported in Russian than in any other language, except English. The need for chemists to be able to read chemical Russian has developed to a critical point. The author feels that the reading of chemical Russian can be learned by self instruction during spare time. This volume is offered as an aid. The first two sections of the book discuss aptitude for learning languages in general and methods for studying Russian in particular. The third section summarizes Russian word-building methods of importance with regard to scientific terminology. The fourth and fifth sections review inorganic and organic nomenclature. The final section of this book is an alphabetic glossary of technical terms of particular importance to chemists. It is suggested that the book be used by chemists in conjunction with a dictionary and a grammar. Callahan's "Russian-English Technical and Chemical

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