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January 2, 1937

A Text-Book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics or the Action of Drugs in Health and Disease

JAMA. 1937;108(1):69. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780010079027

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To keep a textbook on pharmacology down to date requires arduous work on the part of the authors. Not only must the authors be abreast of the increasing fund of knowledge related to drugs and their actions but the book must be brought into conformity with the ever changing standards of official compendiums such as the U. S. Pharmacopeia and the British Pharmacopeia. Since the decennial revisions of official books of standards became official this year, nearly every book dealing with official medicaments has undergone a revision. Cushny's Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Edmunds and Gunn is subject to increasing watchfulness because it covers not only the drugs of the United States but those standardized in the British empire. The 1936 revision has been thorough. Not only has the text been revised but there has been a noticeable rearrangement of the order of the book and discussions of the subjects. In

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