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June 21, 1958

Drugs of Choice 1958-1959

JAMA. 1958;167(8):1053. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990250125027

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This book is a symposium of the opinions of 37 experts in therapeutics, including the editor, concerning the comparative effectiveness of drugs marketed in the United States. It is intended to serve as a practical guide to the selection of the best drug for a particular therapeutic problem, and it deals with a wide variety of purposes and situations for which drugs are generally used. Biological products have been purposely excluded, and no section on the selection of skin disinfectants was found. The subject matter comprises such topics as principles of the choice of drugs, the choice of drugs for children, the choice of a diuretic, and the choice of drugs for gastrointestinal disorders. Most of the chapters include discussions of the clinical applications and general pharmacological considerations, as well as of the classification and individual importance of the drugs involved. Selected references appear at the end of the chapters,

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