Issue Date: March 30, 2009
I ALWAYS LIKE reading your chemically fun and informative "What's That Stuff?" articles, and I especially enjoyed Carmen Drahl's article on frankincense and myrrh (C&EN, Dec. 22, 2008, page 38). As a practicing Catholic, and one who holds special the Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings Day, when the Magi presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus, I loved learning about the chemistry, continuing interest, and mystery surrounding these legendary substances.
Timothy J. Rydel
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