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A period of relative stagnation in the production of works on experimental pharmacology has been replaced by one of relative productivity. Within the last few years a number of commendable texts have either been thoroughly revised or written anew. Most of them have been overwhelmingly personal, so that it is gratifying to find one in which "no claim to originality is made." Rather an effort has been made to include standard exercises. To a certain extent this book is a synopsis of drug action on various anatomic systems. It is sufficiently brief so that the student is not robbed of the opportunity to display his originality. It is a fairly satisfactory guide in his work. One regrets that the proof-reading was not done with greater care. For example, the careful student may be mystified by the "apparatus for anesthesia by intracranial insufflation" (p. 33).
Experimental Pharmacology.. JAMA. 1920;74(12):821. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620120047035