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Since its first appearance almost twenty-five years ago, this treatise has kept its position in the front rank of works on pharmacology. Eight years ago, when the preceding edition was published, the passing influence of the venerable senior author, Meyer, who has officially retired from the chair of pharmacology in Vienna, was lamented. But despite his advanced years he has presented with the aid of associates in the present edition a complete revision of the former book by Meyer and Gottlieb. A considerable portion of the work of revision was done by Prof. E. P. Pick, the senior author's co-worker of many years and the present head of the Viennese pharmacologic institute, who himself has completely rewritten the chapter on circulation, probably the best chapter in the present book.
Although extensively rewritten, this edition nevertheless has all the earmarks of the previous editions of Meyer and Gottlieb. For instance, the
Die experimentelle Pharmakologie als Grundlage der Arzneibehandlung. JAMA. 1933;101(25):1989–1990. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740500069037
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