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March 23, 1895

Text-Book of Chemistry.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(12):455. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430120033017

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This book is of a much higher order of chemistry than is usually supplied to students and seems to be well calculated for the uses and purposes of practical chemists. As a text-book for the use of medical students, it would perhaps be more convenient if the questions had been added as in some of the other works on chemistry, in order that the student might be able to grasp the full meaning and purport of the technical propositions contained in the text. Part i gives a brief outline of elementary physics. Parts ii and iii describe the elements as divided into non-metals and metals. Part iv deals with organic chemistry. Part v gives a brief outline of qualitative and quantitative analysis, and here original methods are described. A number of assays of the U. S. Pharmacopœia are also added. This book is one of the highest practical character, and

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