The following citations may be useful starting points for those researching the periodic law:*
Brush, S. G. (1996). The reception of Mendeleev's law in America and Britain. Isis, 87(4), 595-628.
Cassebaum, H., & Kauffman, G. B. (1971). The periodic system of the chemical elements: The search for its discoverer. Isis, 62, 314-327.
Leicester, H. M. (1948). Factors which led Mendeleev to the periodic law. Chymia, 1, 67-74.
Mendeleev, D. (1871). On the periodic regularity of the chemical elements. Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie, 8 (Supplementband), 133-229.
Mendeleev, D. (1871). On the question concerning the system of the elements. Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft, 4, 348-352.
Mendeleev, D. (1889). The periodic law of the chemical elements. Journal of the Chemical Society, 55, 634-656.
Newlands, J. A. R. (1863). On relations among the equivalents. The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 7, 70-72.
Scerri, E. R. & Edwards, J. (2001). Bibliography of secondary sources on the periodic system of the chemical elements. Foundations of Chemistry, 3(2), 183-196.
*This list of citations is not meant to be comprehensive. Its intent is to provide a sample of journal articles relevant to the study of the periodic law, its history and content.
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