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Sketch of a Course of Chemical Philosophy

Nature volume 85, page 2 (03 November 1910) | Download Citation



THE Alembic Club have done well at this juncture to publish a translation of Cannizzaro's famous letter to De Luca—a letter which, to use Davy's phrase in connection with an equally memorable pronouncement, acted like an alarm-bell on Europe. Indeed, now that he has joined the majority, no more fitting monument to the perspicacity and genius of the great Italian chemist could be conceived than the publication, in the form of an admirably executed translation, of that statement of doctrine which astonished and ultimately convinced the chemical world of the mid-Victorian epoch.

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