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December 1928

Pharmacotherapeutics, Materia Medica and Drug Action.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(6):956. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130230158017

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This work is a noteworthy addition to the available texts on therapeutics and pharmacology, being the most comprehensive and complete work on drug therapeutics in the English language. The authors present pharmacologic justification for the use of the drugs used in modern therapeutics. Pharmacology is well covered, and in many respects this text may even be considered as a textbook of pharmacology, though it is written from the clinical standpoint using pharmacology as a basis for therapeutic uses. In some respects, the authors are conservative, whereas in others they are apparently overoptimistic in that some of their conclusions are drawn from evidences which could scarcely be considered as adequate.

The book is exceedingly valuable and can be read with profit by both the clinician and the laboratory man. To the research man the book is both valuable and disappointing since authors' names are generously cited, but literary references are not

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