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April 26, 1941

The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics: A Textbook of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics for Physicians and Medical Students

JAMA. 1941;116(17):1991. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820170109026

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Among the various new books on pharmacology and therapeutics which have been published in recent years this volume is noteworthy, and it will fill the much felt need for an up to date source of information and student textbook. It is based on the modern literature and gives special attention to the evidence relating to controversial points, and this has resulted in a stimulating presentation which has the quality of freshness. In this respect the book contrasts with the older textbooks in general use, which are prone to carry much material through many editions without rewriting.

The underlying physiology is briefly, presented and the drugs are grouped, where feasible, according to the system with which their actions are most prominently associated, and all aspects of each drug are, with a few exceptions, considered in a single section. In certain instances, as with the heavy metals and vitamins, the authors have,

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