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October 21, 1911

A Text-Book of Chemistry.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(17):1398. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100224037

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This is the second edition of this text and covers the same ground, but a little more fully, than the first edition. The scope of the book may best be understood from the parts into which the author has divided the material, viz.: "Medical Physics," "Chemical Philosophy," "Inorganic Chemistry," "The Carbon Compounds," "Analysis," "Incompatibility, "Sanitary Chemistry," "Toxicology," "Physiologic and Pathologic Chemistry," and "Clinical Chemistry." The text is intended for students and practitioners of medicines pharmacy and dentistry, and is arranged and written with that end in view. None of the subjects taken up is considered in great detail, but all are covered so as to give a smattering of the various subjects, corresponding to the brief courses in chemistry given in many medical, dental and even pharmaceutical schools. The appearance in this edition of a chapter on the composition of proprietary remedies is commendable. Next to knowing the fundamentals of chemistry,

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