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    “OFFICIAL Chemical Appointments”, now in its seventh edition, has firmly established its right to a place on the most accessible shelf of the chemist's library. Moreover, since it catalogues the personnel of professional chemical services in connexion with State and municipal administration, it is consulted with increasing frequency by official, educational, and commercial authorities. The new edition of some 400 pages, compiled under the auspices of the Institute of Chemistry, is divided into four parts. The first gives information concerning the activities of official establishments employing chemists in the British Isles, with a list of holders of the appointments (with degrees and universities). In this section are found, for example, the universities and schools, Government departments, water boards, industrial research associations, the National Physical Laboratory, public analysts, etc., and similar appointments in Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State. In the second part, appointments in the Empire overseas are recorded.

    A List of Official Chemical Appointments: compiled by direction of the Council of the Institute of Chemistry and under the supervision of the Publications Committee.

    Seventh edition, revised and enlarged. Pp. 402. (London: Institute of Chemistry, 1931.) n.p.

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    Our Bookshelf. Nature 127, 811 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127811a0

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