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The Gutenberg Method for Teaching Organic Chemistry

In the late 1970's I studied biochemistry at Leeds University and one of the textbooks we used was Morrison and Boyd's Organic Chemistry.  The then current edition was a smart black, chunky paperback, and I remember it fondly for its nice diagrams and clear explanations (I already liked the subject of organic chemistry for its neat logical, almost computer program-like structure).  Little did I know that this book had been part of a little revolution in the way organic chemistry was taught.  The story of this revolution, and the origin of the Gutenberg Method, is told here in two articles by Robert T. Morrison and Frank L. Lambert.

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