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Number 8, Winter 1990

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TITLE Author Page
Perspective Lecture. History of chemistry and the education of teachers Aaron J. Ihde 3
Jean-Baptiste Dumas. Some curious parallels between the life and
career of this famous French chemist and that of the famous French author, Victor Hugo
Ben B. Chastain 8
Victor Serrin and the Origins of the Chainomatic Balance.
Some French antecedents of the famous Becker patent
John T. Stock 12
Laura Alberta Linton: An American Chemist.
A portrait of a woman chemist in the late 19th century
Mary R. S. Creese and Thomas Creese
Old Chemistries. Celebrating the bicentennial of America's
first chemistry book: John Penington's Chemical and Economic Essays
William D. Williams and Wyndham D. Miles 18
Chemical Artifacts. The Apparatus Museum at Transylvania University George M. Bodner 22
Book Notes.
Out of Thin Air: A History of Air Products and
Chemicals, Inc., 1940-1990

Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling:
the Making of a Science in America

Linus Pauling: A Man and his Science

Schwazer Bergbuch

The Right Place at the Right Time

From Cologne to Chapel Hill

From Design to Discovery
Andrew J. Butrica with the assistance of Deborah G.
Douglas, Praeger, New York, NY, 1990.

John W. Servos, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1990.

Anthony Serafini, Paragon House, New York, NY, 1989.

Erich Egg, Ed., Akademische Druckund Verlagsanstalt,
Graz, Austria, and Verlag Gluckauf GmbH, Essen, Germany, 1988.

John D. Roberts, American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C., 1990.

Ernest L. Eliel, American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C., 1990.

Donald J. Cram, American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C., 1990.

Letters.   30
Divisional News.
Events of Interest
Future Meetings
1991 Officers Directory
Chemical Genealogy Update.   33
Parting Shots. Of Beehives and Babo generators William B. Jensen 34
Future Issues. A preview of what's to come   35