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Antoine Lavoisier: the Father of Modern Chemistry

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DR. McKIE has put together the already known chief data of Lavoisier's life and researches, and has duly taken advantage of the recent additions to our understanding which are due to the late Dr. A. N. Meldrum. It is very convenient to have so much material brought systematically into one volume, and Dr. McKie's framework and running comments are serviceable and judicious. He expands interestingly some of the less familiar investigations. His many quotations from the source-books are well balanced; they are translations into English, which is probably an advantage here, as it will ensure that the reader and the author are considering identical data; and the references are given. Trouble is taken to display for the uninitiated a background of chemistry as Lavoisier found it, and to portray concurrent advances.

Antoine Lavoisier: the Father of Modern Chemistry

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By. Pp. 303 + 3 plates. (London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1935.) 10s. 6d. net.

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M., I. Antoine Lavoisier: the Father of Modern Chemistry. Nature 137, 254 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/137254b0

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