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April 7, 1906

Text-Book of Medical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(14):1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510410054034

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When any text-book arrives at its sixth edition it has demonstrated its value and should be considered beyond the field of the reviewer. While teachers of chemistry will differ as to the best method of presenting this subject, especially as regards the consideration of chemical theories, and while it is to be regretted that the author has considered it undesirable to bring the work in accord with modern conceptions of chemistry, all must concede that Dr. Bartley's long experience as a teacher has enabled him to present the subject in an admirable manner. Beginning with chapters on heat, light, electricity and the chemical theories, the author passes over to the consideration of inorganic and organic compounds, and finally takes up physiologic chemistry, to which more than 150 pages are devoted, and succeeds in presenting this vast material in a clear, concise and logical manner. Few text-books on chemistry designed for

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