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WHATEVER may be the failings of this little book, there is no doubt it is a step in the right direction—that of making what is called organic chemistry really a practical study, as is the case with inorganic. The introducers of the author, in a short preface, seem to imply that the practical study of organic chemistry should of necessity be connected with, and indeed lead up to, research. Now, however desirable it may be that a considerable number of people should do organic research, there are a great many cases where the student of chemistry will gain as much as will be useful to him by simply making some careful preparations, just as is done with ordinary quantitative analysis, with no intention of making analysis a profession.

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