IN a lecturo to the Freiburger wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (published by Hans Speyer Verlag Hans Ferdinand Schulz, Freiburg im Breisgau), Prof. H. Staudinger reviews the nature and importance of macromolecules, which play such an important part in the chemistry of living tissues. These compounds possess many unexpected properties which cannot be foreseen from a study of simpler substances.

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    Macromolecules. Nature 144, 300–301 (1939).

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