May 1941

Applied Pharmacology.

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By Hugh Alister McGuigan, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Price, $9. Pp. 914. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1940.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(5):1094-1095. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200050202014

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The title of this book is misleading. It is not in any sense a manual of therapeutics, nor is it a discussion of the modification of physiologic processes such as that given in the text by Clark, published under this same title since 1923. While there is no reference in the preface to the author's earlier text "Pharmacology and Therapeutics" (1928), the two follow the same general plan, and at least part of the newer volume has been taken bodily from the older.

The factual material of pharmacology has come to be so extensive that the chief problem of those who are responsible for presenting it either in classroom or text is one of selection. There is compiled a tremendous amount of information in the volume under consideration. Each drug is discussed after the conventional pattern, i. e., members of its group, chemistry, pharmacodynamics, toxicology, therapeutic uses, preparations, etc. A

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