Book Notices Quantitative Pharmaceutical Chemistry. By GLENN L. JENKINS,JOHN E. CHRISTIAN,and GEORGEP. HAGER.4th ed. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 534 pp. 15 x 21.5 cm. New York, 1953. x Price $6.50. This unique textbook represents the fourth edition, the fust of which was published more than seventeen years ago. During these years it has proved t o be a n unusually effective textbook for students of pharmacy and a valuable reference book for analysts working with pharmaceutical products. The book is so well and favorably known among pharmaceutical educators that little need be said concerning it. In the fourth edition the authors have followed the design of the previous editions, but the theory and the 126 typical procedures and 75 tables have been thoroughly revised t o conform t o the official changes made in U. S. P. XIV and N. F. IX. Many new and additional questions and problems have been added t o permit greater selection for assignment by the instructor. The authors have also included much new material pertinent t o instrumental analysis and the book is replete with illustrations many of which are entirely new. The authors are to be congratulated upon the judgment they have shown in accomplishing a third revision which has resulted in many notable improvements over previous editions.
provided with an appendix including pertinent references and an excellent index. Among the many subjects discussed are the appropriate use of the spectrophotometer, the appropriate use of a photoelectric colorimeter, and the appropriate use of both. The limitations of the G E recording spectrophotometer and the Beckman spectrophotometer are treated adequately, and the practical value of the Munsell and the Ostwald color systems are explained. It would appear that the author has succeeded admirably in his attempt to present visual psychophysics of color in terms that are practical and useful.
The Formulary of the Nebraska State Medical Association. 1st ed. Nebraska State Medical Association, 1315 Sharp Building, Lincoln, Nebr., 1953. 90 pp. Paper bound. 13 x 19 cm. Price $1.50. This little book was prepared under the auspices of the joint Committee on Pharmacy and Therapeutics of the Lincoln Hospitals and the College of Pharmacy of the University of Nebraska. According t o the preface, “. . . an effort has been made t o include drugs of proven therapeutic usefulness. Duplication of products under various trade names and needless combinations are avoided. Excessively costly preparations have been reduced t o a minimum consistent with good therapeutics. The need of many combinations may be met by ordering indiThe Use of Drugs-A Textbook of Pharmacology and vidual doses of the components. For example, Therapeutics for Nurses. By WALTERMODELL, aminophylline and phenobarbital combinations may M.D., and DORIS J. PLACE, R.N. Springer be obtained by ordering the two separate drugs. “The drugs and preparations included in this Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1953. 468 pp. formulary fall into four categories. Those official 14 x 22 cm. Price $4.50. in the Pharmacopeia of the United States, FourIn this textbook, written especially for the nurse, teenth Revision ; the National Formulary, Ninth scientific data have been avoided and the principles Edition; New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1952 of pharmacology and therapeutics are presented edition, and a selected list of drugs and preparations simply. not recognized by the preceding compendia, but selected because of their therapeutic value. The Color i n Business, Science, and Industry. By DEANE use of trade names in this formulary does not constitute an endorsement, but is only for identificaB. JUDD. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1952. 401 pp. Illustrated. 15.5 x 24 cm. tion. ” Price $6.50. This book by Deane B. Judd. Chief of the Colorim- A Manual for tke Organic Chemistry Laboratory. By LEIGHC. ANDERSON and WERNERE. BACHetry Unit of the National Bureau of Standards, MANN. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. Washington, D.C., constitutes an attempt to an1953. xvi 164 pp. 23 x 28 cm. Paper and swer questions asked by thousands of men in comring bound. Price $2.75. merce and industry during the past 20 years. The This competently written manual is designed for author has succeeded in striking a balance between a highly scientific presentation and a popular the beginning student in organic chemistry, regardtreatise on the difficult subject of color as it is used in less of his specialized requirements and contemplated training. Preparative methods and general business and industry. The book is divided into three parts, in the f i s t techniques are described in a series of 60 experiof which basic facts are presented relating t o the ments including the synthesis of approximately 50 organic compounds, about equally divided between eye, and basic terms employed in color nomenclature are defined. Color matching and color deficiencies aliphatic and aromatic chemicals. The compounds are also discussed. Part I1 is devoted to tools and chosen for syntheses are intended to illustrate techniques, while Part I11 discusses the physics and principles and t o familiarize the student with basic psychophysics of colorant layers. The book is also methods of synthesis of wide general application.