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Since its first appearance in 1899 this work has been enjoying increasing popularity in Great Britain and the United States as a standard textbook and as a reference book on the subject of pharmacology by teachers, students and practitioners. Considerable revision has been made in the twelfth edition, beginning with the title, which was formerly "A Text-Book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, or the Action of Drugs in Health and Disease " but now bears the simplified wording "Pharmacology and Therapeutics," extending through the introduction, the subject material and the index. Some of the changes are minor in nature but many involve considerable revision and even the addition of subjects formerly foreign to this book. Hardly a section has escaped some revision, but included in the sections which have undergone major changes, rewriting or additions are those describing the heavy metals and metalloids, alcohol-chloroform group, soporifics or hypnotics, local anesthetics, nicotine group,
Pharmacology and Therapeutics. JAMA. 1940;115(26):2307. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810520069039