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June 16, 1945

An Introduction to Pharmacology and Therapeutics

JAMA. 1945;128(7):551. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860240077034

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The first edition of this delightfully written pocket size synopsis of pharmacology appeared in 1929. Its popularity both in the British Isles and in this country has given impetus to frequent revisions. The present edition, like the previous ones, summarizes in an authoritative manner the principal actions and uses of the more important drugs. The discussions in many instances are briefer than those found in the comparable American publication Useful Drugs. The emphasis in the book has been placed on drugs official in the British Pharmacopeia or the United States Pharmacopeia. Unfortunately, although the book was actually revised in 1943, many of the newer and widely used useful drugs are omitted. Desoxyephedrine ("Pervitin," "Methedrine"), which was first used in Europe, is not mentioned; quaternary ammonium antiseptics are omitted; the discussion of the sulfonamides is extremely brief and the newer ones, such as succinylsulfathiazole and sulfamerazine, are not mentioned; no discussion

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