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It is doubtful whether any branch of medicine progresses faster than that which deals with current conceptions of the actions and uses of drugs. Those authors of accepted textbooks on pharmacology and therapeutics who really strive to keep abreast of the rapid advances find that not only corrected reprintings but thoroughly revised editions are frequently necessary. Probably no new revision on this subject is looked forward to with more anticipation than that of Sollmann's Manual of Pharmacology. In this edition, as in the three preceding editions, the general scheme is to present in ordinary type a fairly concise and connected story of the facts and explanations that deserve study for their direct bearing on medicinal practice or for a sound understanding of the subject; the many pharmacologic details and data that need to be consulted only on special occasions are relegated to the smaller type. This is a distinct convenience,
A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology.. JAMA. 1932;99(18):1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740700075038