Textbook of chemistry for use in schools where "girls are studying chemistry for any purpose - general education, or preparation for a trade or for higher education." The content of the work includes an overview of general chemistry applicable for the nurse-in-training or the aspiring home economic, commercial cooking, or sales professional. The work's twelve chapters cover basic principles of chemistry as well as specialized applications of chemistry concepts related to food and medical sciences.
The work was intended as an educational resource for women. The specificity of the audience's gender was due to the contemporary views of women's roles in society; the preface states, "as practically every woman is a homemaker... as every woman at some time comes in contact with sickness or ill health; as most women have the mother instinct toward the children of the world; as all women have had the duties of citizenship and municipal housekeeping thrust upon them... it is the ideal of this book to assist... in the preparation of more discriminating homemakers, more intelligent nurses, wiser mothers, and more enlightened citizens."
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Jaques, Agnes French. “Laboratory Chemistry for Girls.” New York, New York: D.C. Heath and Company, 1923. QD45 .J37 1923. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/bmt5ls5.
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