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January 31, 1948

Inorganic Chemistry

JAMA. 1948;136(5):357. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890220067040

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The necessity for the physician to understand atomic structure, radioactivity and related phenomena has been repeatedly emphasized; here these facts are presented simply with a clarity and logical development that are exceptional.

Unlike most other books on inorganic chemistry, this one throughout its text introduces the elements "with the purpose of associating the accompanying changes in properties with the structural changes that take place from atom to atom." The result is actually an elementary textbook on physical chemistry as well as inorganic chemistry.

Any physician would be justified and amply repaid in reading at least chapters 2, 4, 5, 6 and 35.