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October 22, 1938

Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie

JAMA. 1938;111(17):1590. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790430074031

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In previous reviews of these supplements to Heffter's Handbuch, we have emphasized the importance of the work to research workers and to others who wish a complete survey of the drugs discussed. The present supplement contains but two subjects: (1) Tierische Gifte (Poisons of Animal Origin), by Professor Gessner of Halle, and (2) The Alkaloids of Ergot, by Professor Barger of Glasgow. The original article on Tierische Gifte was written by Professor Edwin Santon Faust in volume I2, page 1748, published in 1924, and occupies 265 pages. The present supplement deals mainly with the developments since 1924 and occupies eighty-three pages. The references to the literature are extensive. The practicing physician will find this an interesting subject and will perhaps be amazed at the wide occurrence of poisonous substances in animals. He will find the known pharmacologic actions, and considerable chemistry that may aid him in practice, but no

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