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The Edinburgh Meeting of the Society of Chemical Industry

    Naturevolume 120pages99100 (1927) | Download Citation



    A DISTINCT biochemical tendency was noticeable in the contributions brought before the annual meeting of the society of Chemical Industry, held at Edinburgh on July 4–9 at the invitation of the Edinburgh and East of Scotland Section of the So In his interesting presidential address, entitled “Chemistry in the Progress of Medicine,” Mr. F. H. Can stressed the importance of a close co-operation between academic laboratories, research instituti d industrial establishments in the search or new remedial agents, nd of an equally effectiv n between the chemist, the physiologist, and the physician in elucidating the relation between chemical constitution and therapeutic properties. The body hormones are to be regarded a ideal specific drugs, the detailed study of which should do much to illuminate this problem.

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