January 1958

The Year Book of Drug Therapy (1956-1957 Year Book Series).

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Edited by Harry Beckman, M.D. Price, $6.75. Pp. 514, with many illustrations and tables. The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1957.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(1):166. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260130180034

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With drug therapy developing by leaps and bounds and when one may be hard put to distinguish fact from fancy and fancy from fantasy, it is well to have the stimulating review and commentary which Beckman has added to the summaries of current work on therapy contained in this "Year Book." At a time when LSD and the tranquilizers, serotonin and the molecular antagonists, and psychopharmacology have such prominence, it is a good thing to be able to get at a critical evaluation of current therapy in the "Year Book." It has now become literally impossible for any physician to keep up in any sensible fashion with the vast flood of drugs which issue forth in such spectacular profusion day by day. Even one book a year is not quite able to keep up with the torrent, but here we have refreshing and highly critical comment about the perplexity presented

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