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August 20, 1910

DIE experimentelle Pharmakologie als Grundlage der Arzneibehandlung.

JAMA. 1910;55(8):715-716. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330080081034

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This collection of the data of experimental pharmacology from the standpoint of medical practice forms a noteworthy contribution to pharmacology and treatment. While pharmacology from the point of view of pure science is to be regarded as a section of biology, from the medical point of view it is an applied science and finds its justification as a vital part in the equipment of the modern physician only when it considers the action of drugs in relation to the disease processes. Such a consideration necessitates an adequate fundamental conception of the normal physiologic processes and the manner in which they may be influenced by drugs, an understanding of the alterations in the normal which constitute the pathologic, and wise judgment in correlating drug-action with these altered processes. The task of correlating the data of pharmacology and pathology with the view of providing a rational basis of drug therapy is one

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