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May 10, 1958

Pharmacology and Therapeutics: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners of Medicine and its Allied Professions

JAMA. 1958;167(2):270. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990190124031

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This new edition of the author's well-known work retains the general plan of the earlier editions and includes new developments in the field of pharmacology. This basic textbook provides the fundamental principles of pharmacology necessary for the rational and scientific use of drugs. The pharmacology of therapeutically important drugs is emphasized, and special attention is given to mechanisms of action. The first four sections deal with drugs classified according to their site of action, e. g., drugs acting on the central nervous system. Additional sections contain material on chemotherapeutic agents, hormones, vitamins, water, and various inorganic compounds. The end of each chapter is devoted to data on all official British and American preparations, with a description of their properties, dosage, and mode of administration. There are appendixes on prescription writing and a classification of drugs according to their therapeutic uses. The author's style is lucid and concise, and key words

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