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Table of Contents

February 1998
Volume 7, Number 2

FEATURES

42 Using LC/MS to Preserve a National Treasure
Photodiode array and mass detection play a pivotal role in preserving Thomas Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence
James Conley
50 Deceit, Deception, and Discovery
What could chemistry ever have to do with art and antiques? When it comes to determining their authenticity, the answer is "Plenty!"
Janice H. Carlson and Gregory J. Landrey

DEPARTMENTS

10 LETTERS
14 UPDATE
19 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
The Internet--not free, never was, never will be
Stephen R. Heller
27 LAB PRODUCTS NOTEBOOK
33 KEEPING UP
35 CHEMISTS AT WORK
Balance your work, professional, and personal lives
John K. Borchardt
63 INDUSTRY TODAY
The global growth of US chemical producers
David M. Kiefer
67 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Dietary blood pressure control
Trevor Smith
77 PERSONAL BUSINESS
Should tax law changes alter the way you invest for retirement?
Dickinson J. Miller
79 REGULATIONS AND YOU
"Ounce of prevention" is curing US food ills
Helen Gillespie
87 THE WAY WE WERE
Getting sulfur out of a swamp
David M. Kiefer
91 PITTCON MEETING GUIDE
98 NEW PRODUCTS
108 COMMENT
The purpose of Pittcon
James F. Ryan