September 1975

Pharmacology of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion,

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Gainesville, Fla


vol 1, by Pamela Holton, 360 pp, $54, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(9):1275. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330090147034

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The International Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Therapeutics presents pharmacological and therapeutic data and concepts for the use of research workers in basic and clinical sciences, those responsible for teaching pharmacology and therapeutics to students in medicine as well as in science or to graduate physicians and finally for physicians practicing in the various specialties. When complete, the encyclopedia will comprise approximately 250 volumes, each forming an integral part of a carefully planned and organized work.

Section 39A, Pharmacology of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion, volumes 1 and 2, critically reviews the pharmacology of gastrointestinal tract motility and secretion sufficiently comprehensively to be a starting point for the study of gastrointestinal tract pharmacology, physiology, and medicine by students, research workers, and clinicians. The contributors are internationally known authorities and the references listed are full and useful guides to the relevant literature that has appeared up until mid-1971.

Topics covered include salivary and

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