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February 2, 1952

Lehrbuch der Pharmakologie im Rahmen einer allgemeinen Krankheitslehre für praktische Ärzte und Studierende

JAMA. 1952;148(5):416. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930050088037

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This is a useful book, organized differently from the majority of similar works in this country. The first part of the text is devoted to a general introduction, the metabolism of drugs, the hormones, and the pharmacology of individual tissues, of inflammation, of wound healing, of reaction to foreign tissues (anaphylaxis and allergy), and of immunity. The second part of the book deals with the actions of drugs on the physiological systems. This useful method of presentation was successfully undertaken by Meyer and Gottlieb and later by Gaddum. The book is intended for students preparing for examinations and as a reference for physiologists and clinicians. It is condensed, and, unfortunately, no mention is made of some of the new drugs used in the United States. Nonetheless, it is a useful book and should be used to supplement our modern English texts.

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