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November 1, 1965

Drill's Pharmacology in Medicine

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore

JAMA. 1965;194(5):573. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090180097041

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Completely rewritten and revised, this new edition includes several new chapters. Fifty-five of the 93 authors are contributing for the first time. While many of the 91 chapters follow the organization used in the previous editions, each is clear, succinct, and very readable. The selection, emphasis, and presentation reflect the individuality and expertise of the author.

The chapters in each section provide a systematic and sequential description of the several drug categories. Emphasis rests on the mechanisms and theories of drug action, and the practitioner will find the discussions of the therapeutic uses of drugs to be rather limited. While such information as dosage, therapeutic indications, contraindications, possible side-effects and adverse reactions are listed, seldom are the clinical trials of old or new drugs discussed and evaluated in detail. Hence, the practitioner desiring a summary of the therapeutic status and value of a remedy may find this information incomplete.


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