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Number 3, Spring 1989

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TITLE Author Page
From the Editor's Desk William B. Jensen 3
Letters   3
The 1988 Dexter Address. Some musings on the problems
of writing on the history of chemical technology
Lutz Haber 4
Books of the Chemical Revolution. Part I of this new series describes
the lexicon of the revolution, the Methode de Nomenclature Chimique of 1787
Ben Chastain
The History of the Dexter Award Part III of this continuing series
explores the award's second decade
Aaron Ihde 11
Diversions and Digressions. A small twist in the early history of nuclear fission Fathi Habashi 15
A Center of Crystallization. The 1893 World's Congress of Chemists
represented the emergence of the ACS at the international level
James Bohning 16
Translations. In which last issue's puzzle proves more complex than expected   21
Whatever Happened to ....? Discovered while trying to transmute mercury into silver,
Homberg's pyrophorus beguiled chemists for more than a century
William Jensen 21
Bones and Stones. What chemists can learn from the past Ralph Allen 24
Book Notes
American Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Chemistry at UTK: A History of Chemistry at the
University of Tennessee-Knoxville from 1794-1987
Wyndham Miles, Ed., American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C., 1976.

George K. Schweitzer, Department of Chemistry, UTK, 1988.
Questions and Queries.   26
Divisional News
Message from the Chair
Report of the Program Chair
Election Results
Notes from Members
Events of Interest
Future Meetings
1989 Officers Directory