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July 7, 1923

Applied Pharmacology.

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By A. J. Clark, M.C., B.A., M.D., Professor of Pharmacology in the University of London. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 390, with 47 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1923.

JAMA. 1923;81(1):63. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650010067034

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The principal aim of Professor Clark is to bridge the gap between pharmacology and therapeutics, and to demonstrate as clearly as possible the connection between the two subjects. The book is addressed to the medical men of England; consequently, the terminology is not such as would appear in a textbook in this country, where the influence of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry exists. Proprietary names, of necessity, are frequent, and references to critical investigations such as made by the A. M. A. Council are often lacking. On the other hand, it is easily discerned that none realize the condition of British therapeutics more than Professor Clark, who is doing admirable work in the field of therapeutics, as expressed by his recent contributions on the unscientific "colloidal" preparations (such as the "collosols"), vitamin preparations and the like. In this book is reflected his discriminating attitude toward enthusiastic claims. The discussions

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