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June 9, 1962


JAMA. 1962;180(10):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050230104027

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Offhand, there would appear few reasons for reviewing a Spanish pharmacology text here since few U.S. physicians will either have reason or sufficient knowledge of Spanish to consult it. However, because of the increasing number of interns from Spanish speaking countries coming to the United States, we may well be interested in knowing how their knowledge of this basic medical science compares to that of our students.

It is obvious that students who have used Dr. Litter's text, have been exposed to a thorough and adequate textbook, that could be reduced in size by further shortening the discussion of such older drugs as valerian. The list of modern drugs is very complete, and the vast majority of references are to U.S. publications.

The author is obviously a good teacher; the many tables that show side by side the structural formula; chemical, nonproprietary, and trademark names; and that give description and

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