The Professional Scientist: A Study of American Chemists

The Professional Scientist: A Study of American Chemists

The Professional Scientist: A Study of American Chemists

The Professional Scientist: A Study of American Chemists

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This book is based on a study of the American Chemical Society, one of our great scientific societies. It has a membership of over 90,000 educated in the fundamental scientific field of chemistry, whose knowledge and talents are essential to our modern industrial civilization. Without chemistry we would have neither automobiles nor atom bombs nor all the varied products essential to our way of life.

In spite of the eminence and importance of their field, chemists are caught up in as well as contribute to the dynamic changes in our society. The explosive advance of scientific knowledge leads to increasing specialization until experts in one field may have little in common with those in another. Also, as the knowledge and skills of chemistry are incorporated in the workaday world of industry, more and more trained chemists spend their days in rather mundane and routine application of their skills and knowledge.

The changing times have repercussions in the American Chemical Society as well. Since it is committed to serving both chemistry and the chemists, its members look to it for courses of action. The difficulty lies in determining just what the problems are that beset them and how the Society can help provide solutions.

As one step in understanding the nature of these prob-

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