By F. Radt (auth.), F. Radt (eds.)
When, many years in the past, the book of Elsevier's Encyclo pa:dia of natural Chemistry used to be suspended, it appeared fascinating to complete-on account of its monographic character-the steroid part based on the unique perception. One conside ration in favour thereof, between others, was once that the steroid component of Beilstein's Handbuch should not to be had for a few years yet to come, in order that additionally to these utilizing Beilstein the current booklet is a worthwhile assist in bridging the space. In view of the undiminished task during this specified box- both vital to chemists, bio chemists, and the clinical global - the wish that the of completion of this part will meet the desires of a large circle of readers ap pears tobe justified. Altogether 3 extra volumes are deliberate for the complement, the 1st of which, now offered, covers the steroid Oxo-com kilos, the Iiterature having been consulted as much as the tip of 1946 in conformity with the former volumes of the steroid complement. the place, although, very important additions and correc tions are involved, Iiterature as much as the latest date has been taken into consideration. In treating the subject material a similar prin ciples were as within the past volumes of this part. Editorship is still within the useful fingers of Dr. F. RADT, who has contributed a substantial share of the problem handled during this quantity. he's assisted by way of Dr. A. GEORG and Dr. DoRA STERN.