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May 7, 1960

Drugs of Choice 1960-1961

JAMA. 1960;173(1):123. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020190125041

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Making its appearance for the second time, after a two-year interval for revision, the 1960-1961 edition of this publication appears to be even more useful than the 1958-1959 volume. Several new chapters have been added, and three of the original chapters have been rewritten by new contributors. The outstanding feature of the book is the attention that is given to comparisons between drugs as a guide to proper selection and the choice of drugs to be preferred for a given purpose. Not all drugs are mentioned, either because some are too recent for objective comment or, in the case of older drugs, because they are not considered important. The new edition features an all-inclusive drug index (in place of the separate lists after each chapter in the first edition) which precedes the general subject index at the end. Thus, some drugs listed in the drug index are not mentioned in

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