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Chemical Societies and Co-operation

Nature volume 130, pages 449451 (24 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE industrial complexion of the present-day world, with its political and financial complications, has of necessity led numerous institutions concerned with the production and distribution of commodities, and with means to assess and exchange their value, to abandon convenient and traditional procedure and to discover alternatives which have the merit, under the new conditions, of combining self-preservation with the supply of the public needs. The science of chemistry has been harnessed to the industrial machine with a rapidity which appeared unlikely twenty years ago, and its record of service is already such as to presage the extension, as quickly as the difficulties of the moment permit, of this collaboration.

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