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This is a standard text of pharmacology of about 800 pages in German. The arrangement of the material is the usual one, with a brief introduction to the principles of pharmacologic action and chapters on disinfectants, bacteriostatic and bactericidal substances, and topically active substances. Narcotica and the pharmacology of the autonomous nervous system and the cardiovascular system follow. Other sections deal with the pharmacology of metabolism and vitamins, the hemopoietic system, electrolytes, and heavy metals. The treatment of the subject matter is thorough and clear. Physiologic relationship of pharmacologic action is gone into on many occasions. There are a fair number of references extending to 1952.
Although the book does not attain the stimulating value of the old German Meyer-Gottlieb text, it can be recommended for those who want an up-to-date text-book on pharmacology in German.
Pharmakologie als theoretische Grundlage einer rationellen Pharmakotherapie. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(1):178. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250070194029
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