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June 1937

Cushny's Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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Eleventh edition. Revised by C. W. Edmunds, M.D., and J. A. Gunn, M.D., D.Sc. Price, $6.50. Pp. 808, with 70 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(6):1113. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170220189013

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The reviewer, in a general way, disapproves of attempts to perpetuate a book by publishing revisions after the original author is dead. Often it seems as though the motive of the publisher is to retain the advertising value of a great name and that the man who revises the book could probably write a better text of his own. This criticism hardly applies, however, in the present instance, since from the nature of the subject any alteration from the original will be more in the way of additions than revisions. For example, the facts stated by Professor Cushny about morphine are probably as true today as they were at the time the first edition was published, and the task of bringing the book up to date is mainly one of describing agents which have been newly developed. One does not have the problem of a complete change of point of

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