By Arthur R. Cushny, Professor of Pharmacology and Materia Medica, University of Edinburgh. Ed. 8, thoroughly revised. Philadelphia, Lea and Febiger. Price, $6.00.
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A new revised edition of this standard textbook will be appreciated by those interested in the progress of materia medica. As evidence of the progress of therapeutics, the author states that the space allotted to remedies for specific diseases is five times as great as in the 1903 edition.
The chapter on digitalis and cinchona bases has been brought up to date. A new chapter on histamin action and the relation of symptoms produced by it to anaphylaxis and a chapter on insulin and vitamins have been added.
As in previous editions, the chapter on digitalis is very complete, both in the physiologic action of the drug, its clinical use and evidence of intoxication. Vitamins are discussed in a lucid and concise manner. The presence of vitamin in cod liver oil explains its usefulness in malnutrition and rickets.
A paragraph is devoted to quinidin in auricular fibrillation and the manner
TEXTBOOK OF PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS, OR THE ACTION OF DRUGS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1924;34(4):584. doi:10.1001/archinte.1924.00120040170016