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August 19, 1983

Handbook of Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago

JAMA. 1983;250(7):971-972. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340070071040

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The editors, Gibaldi and Prescott, have attempted to develop a book that can be used by "all whose work is directed towards better drug therapy, and in particular to teachers, students, and those on the 'front line' who are directly involved in the prescribing of drugs." While the Handbook of Clinical Pharmacokinetics will be extremely useful to pharmacokinetic researchers and consultants, the cost, format, and lack of an index minimize its use for drug prescribers in general.

The text is a compilation of more than 60 selected articles from the journal Clinical Pharmacokinetics that have been publishd since 1976. Each article has been reviewed and updated by the original authors for inclusion in this book. The editors are widely recognized as leaders in the field of pharmacokinetics and have done a remarkable job of integrating the widely divergent articles into a cogent unit. This was accomplished by separating the