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November 18, 1998

PsychopharmacologyThe American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;280(19):1715-1716. doi:10.1001/jama.280.19.1715-JBK1118-2-1

Eighteen months ago, I met F. E. Bloom, the editor of Science, and asked whether he would publish a second article within 3 years by the same author. He said yes, if the subsequent work differed significantly from the previous one. H. S. Akiskal, the former book review editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, in his survey of psychiatry and psychiatric texts1 included only first editions. I kept these approaches in mind when reviewing the second edition of The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology with an eye to how it differs from the previous edition. (Whether the content of this book review is significantly different from that of the previous edition2 is a question for the JAMA book review editor.)

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