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December 1927

Eminent Chemists of Our Time

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By Benjamin Harrow. Second Edition. Pp. 470. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1927.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(6):813. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380060132015

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This book contains a series of brief biographies of the most eminent chemists of the present time, men who have taken an outstanding part in the phenomenal development of chemistry since Perkin produced the first aniline dye in 1856. There are sketches of Perkin, Mendeleeff, Ramsay, Richards, van't Hoff, Arrhenius, Moissan, Madame Curie, Victor Meyere, Remsen and Emil Fischer. In the second part of the work, which is an addition to the second edition, there is a brief analysis and bibliography of each one's work. Harrow has not lost the spirit of youth, and he writes of these masters in his field with enthusiastic appreciation and vivacity. There is nothing more stimulating to a man than the biographies of the prominent workers in his field. This book can be recommended to any one who wants to whet his appetite for scientific research. The sketches are vivid; most of the space is

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