Given the level of interest shown by the list in the cultural aspects of chemistry in the fictional universes, I thought I would point out to the list that there is an article in today‰??s Journal of Chemical Education on "How Did We Get Here? Teaching Chemistry with a Historical Perspective" which has a helpful list of historical chemistry literature resources. There doesn‰??t appear to be much on environmental or safety aspects of this history included in these resources, but this might be helpful in developing such materials.
Also, someone pointed out to me last week's C&EN article on the PBS Docudrama ‰??The Mystery of Matter,‰?? which tells the tales of seven chemists with dramatic reenactments
I saw previews of the Marie Curie episode a few years ago and there are a lot of opportunities to discuss the connection between the demonstrated lab practices and the health impacts on her and her co-workers of the chemistry she conducted.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College
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