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August 15, 1914

Organic Chemistry for Students of Medicine.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(7):598-599. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570070078033

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The name of James Walker occupies an enviable position in the realm of physical chemistry. Perhaps no other elementary text-book on this subject has been so well received by teachers as that of Walker's, and this speaks all the more for the author, because all recognize the difficult task of presenting the physical side of chemistry in a suitable manner, and yet in a suitably sized text-book. It was a matter of some surprise to note that Walker has recently written a book covering an entirely different field; in fact, he so restricted the name of his text that probably he could have selected no other subject which so thoroughly excludes physical chemistry. Nevertheless, in view of the ability shown in his previous works an equally good and serviceable book might have been expected, but anticipations have not been realized. The book, as the name suggests, is written primarily for

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