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May 19, 1951

Pharmacology and Therapeutics: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1951;146(3):296. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670030074050

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In 1947, Dr. Grollman and Dr. Slaughter prepared the thirteenth edition of Cushny's "Pharmacology and Therapeutics." Much of the text and many of the illustrations of that book have been retained in the present volume. However, the contents have been completely rearranged and are presented in a much more logical sequence. The text has been considerably abridged: although most of the advances of the intervening years have been added, this volume contains only 828 pages while the thirteenth edition of Cushny contained 868. Each chapter begins with an orienting introduction and concludes with a list of United States Pharmacopoeia and British Pharmacopoeia preparations and a short bibliography. An epitome of prescription writing and a classification of drugs according to their therapeutic uses are included as appendices. While this book is too brief and insufficiently documented for the advanced student, it should be of value to the medical student and the

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