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April 21, 1956

Lehrbuch der Pharmakologie im Rahmen einer allgemeinen Krankheitslehre für praktische Ärzte und Studierende

JAMA. 1956;160(16):1437. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960510063027

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Abstract

This book follows the general pattern of the earlier editions. Part 1 deals with general principles: the roles that the foodstuffs and vitamins play in the animal economy, the hormones, and the pharmacology of inflammation, including a discussion of pharmaceutical agents commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory processes. Part 2 describes the pharmacology of the important physiological systems. The important drugs are discussed in relation to their effects on the structures of each system. Part 3 deals with disinfection and chemotherapy. One may differ with the author in regard to the small amount of space devoted to discussing the antibiotics. Owing to the rapidity with which new drugs are being introduced and the time required for the publication of textbooks, it is practically impossible to discuss the new preparations. This may be one of the reasons why the author's references do not go beyond 1950. The author has accomplished

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