(1) Notions Fondamentales de Chimie Organique (2) Cours de Chimie à l'usage des Etudiants PCN, et SPCN

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(1) AS a science develops and facts multiply and group themselves into laws, and theories, the system of imparting knowledge is greatly simplified by using these generalisations as pegs upon which to hang the facts. Whilst this process is of the very essence of scientific growth, it is important not only that the theories should clothe the facts, but also that the tight or loose parts of the garment should be clearly marked in sartorial fashion for future modification. Nothing is more misleading than the attempt to adjust a theory by implication or by omission of details to limbs it does not fit. How flabby many a theory has looked on close inspection!

(1) Notions Fondamentales de Chimie Organique.

By Prof. Charles Moureu. Sixième édition. Pp. vii + 552. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1919.) Price 16 francs.

(2) Cours de Chimie à l'usage des Etudiants P.C.N, et S.P.C.N.

By Prof. R. de Forcrand. Deuxième édition. Tome 1. iGénéralités—Chimie minérale. Pp. viii + 437. Tome 2. Chimie organique—Chimie analytique; Applications numériques. Pp. 527. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1919.) Price 14 francs and 18 francs respectively.

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C., J. (1) Notions Fondamentales de Chimie Organique (2) Cours de Chimie à l'usage des Etudiants PCN, et SPCN. Nature 105, 63–64 (1920). https://doi.org/10.1038/105063a0

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