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June 21, 1965

The Pharmacologic Principles of Medical Practice: A Textbook on Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Medical Students, Physicians, and the Members of the Professions Allied to Medicine

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JAMA. 1965;192(12):1108. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080250086039

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An Introduction to Pharmacology. By J. J. Lewis. 3rd ed. 1,048 pp, with illus. $11.50. Williams & Wilkins, 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 2, 1964

These books are reviewed together as both are on the same subject, and represent revised editions. And both of them, with single or dual authorship, contrast with the multi-authored texts edited by one or two people.

The Krantz and Carr volume follows the format established in the first edition in 1949. Drugs are classified by their major therapeutic use under eight major headings such as autonomic nervous system and metabolism. This simplification makes the book a little difficult to use by those accustomed to the more-usual detailed classifications. The authors have retained the practice of including historical references and illustrations of famous contributors to pharmacology. On the whole, the present revision is fairly complete, although some sections have not been as extensively revised as others.

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