Science: Chemists at Buffalo

"Cornerstones of industry," "protectors of human life" were titles which chemists who attended the 82nd meeting of the American Chemical Society in Buffalo last week applied to themselves. Although their value to life and well-being is incalculable, they could justly figure that eleven billion dollars of industry depend upon their knowledge and activity. The diversity of their work has enforced specializing: agriculture and food chemistry, biology, medicine, cellulose, colloids, dyes, fertilizers, gas and fuel, leather and gelatin, paint and varnish, petroleum, rubber, sugar,...

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