Work providing a comprehensive look at the German chemical industry at the turn of the twentieth century. Chapters range to discuss topics from phosphorus and mineral acids to glass fabrication and the chemical technology of food. The work's author, Wilhelm Bersch (1868-1918), was an Austrian chemist and agricultural scientist who notably completed his dissertation in the lab of Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932) from 1888 to 1891.
Digitization includes a selection of plates depicting factories and factory workers.
Bersch, Wilhelm. “Die Moderne Chemie : Eine Schilderung Der Chemischen Grossindustrie.” Wienhausen, Germany: A. Hartleben, 1900. TP145 .B47 1900. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/pujuvt5.
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