SCIENCE teachers, TEACHER training, CHEMISTRY education, HIGH schools, OCCUPATIONAL training, SECONDARY education, EFFECTIVE teaching, HIGH school students, and EDUCATION research
The article discusses studies about developments in professional training of science teachers in high schools in the U.S. A chemistry teacher should have as a minimum, college courses in general inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis and physical chemistry. Organic chemistry is studied because of the basic principles and general information involved and the important role organic substances play in modern life. One of the conclusions reached by the Committee on Preparation of High School Chemistry teachers is that more extensive training and other sciences is urgently needed in many cases and these needs should be met either by decreasing the requirements in educational course, by increasing the number of credits required for graduation.
American Documentation. Oct1952, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p227-227. 1/4p.
PERIODICALS, ANALYTICAL chemistry, and ORGANIC chemistry
This article presents an abstract of the article "History and Development of Chemical Periodicals in the Field of Analytical Chemistry: 1877-1950," by Fletcher S. Boig and Paul W. Howerton published in the May 23, 1952 issue of "Science." This paper is a sequel to a previous study of periodicals in the field of organic chemistry which appeared in "Science." Data were collected from the Analytical Section of Chemical Abstracts for the years 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1937, 1927 and 1917; and from "Chemisches Zentralblatt," for the years 1907, 1897, 1887 and 1877.
SCIENTISTS, BIOLOGISTS, BIOLOGICAL research, SCIENTIFIC community, and OXYTETRACYCLINE
The article presents information on scientist Ben A. Sobin and his research achievements. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1912 and his graduate education took place at Ohio State University. He specialized in chemistry, organic chemistry, bacteriology and biochemistry. Professionally he worked in various organizations and his career with Pfizer Inc. began as chief of biologies control where he attained success in research assignment. One of them was the preparation of the first samples of Terramycin under Sobin's direction.