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Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names A Dictionary and Commercial Handbook

Nature volume 162, page 278 (21 August 1948) | Download Citation



THE only satisfactory method of reviewing a reference book such as this is to make continued use of it over a period of time, for only in that way can its value really be determined. Following this course, the reviewer has been surprised at the frequency with which trade names turn up during the course of a day, and has been equally surprised at the completeness with which the dictionary has met all demands made upon it. Only very occasionally has it failed ; for example, it makes no mention of sulpha drugs, such as sulphapyridine ; but the constancy with which it succeeds makes its failure a notable event.

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