Edited by Walter Modell, MD. Price, $17.75. Pp 712, with 3 figures and 33 tables. The C. V. Mosby Co., Publishers, 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1967.
This sixth edition of this splendid reference text serves to confirm Dr. Walter Modell's prefatory remarks: "It is a volume of expert opinion designed to provide the American physician with a comprehensive source of clear, concise, authoritative, and practical answers to the continually recurring question of which drug in a rapidly changing scene, is at the critical moment, the drug of choice for an actual therapeutic problem." In pursuit of this lofty purpose, he succeeds most admirably.
Forty-six distinguished clinicians and pharmacologists have contributed 41 chapters. Discussions are crisp, penetrating, and comprehensive—obviously written by experts who enjoy a working-investigative familiarity with the therapeutic agents they describe. The organization of sections varies with individual essayists, but clarity and rational advice are hallmarks. There is no nonsense here; efficacy and toxicity are discussed with refreshing candor, a characteristic that has come to epitomize the works of Modell.
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Moser RH. Drugs of Choice: 1968-1969.. Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(1):82. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300060084020