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February 15, 1941

Synopsis of Materia Medica, Toxicology, and Pharmacology for Students and Practitioners of Medicine

JAMA. 1941;116(7):658. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820070108038

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Though he has not attempted that reorientation without which there would scarcely seem to be good reason for the production of another textbook in pharmacology, the author of this new work has nevertheless trodden the old road in a surprisingly refreshing manner. The book has much merit: it is inclusive, up to date, sufficiently exhaustive for ordinary textbook purposes and extremely readable. Many of Jackson's fine tracings and colored diagrams are borrowed to enrich its pages. The bibliographic references are numerous and evince the author's wide acquaintance with the literature of his subject. There are a few bad printing errors to be corrected before the work goes to press again. The type is very small, but this disadvantage is certainly outweighed by the small size of the volume and by its low price. Unfortunately, there is not enough of the experimental science of pharmacology and there is too much of

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