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July 1962

Medical Pharmacology (Principles and Concepts).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;68(1):147. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030151024

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Practicing ophthalmologists frequently have asked me to recommend a readable textbook of modern general pharmacology. In a few instances, these ophthalmologists have wanted to prepare for State Board Examinations, but for the most part, the requests have come from clinicians concerned with maintaining a working knowledge of the therapy prescribed for their patients by internists and other physicians; further, they have wanted enough basic understanding of pharmacology to properly classify and evaluate the bewildering array of new analgesics, sedatives, muscle relaxants, and other drugs which may have usefulness or potential dangers for the patient with ophthalmic disease. Medical Pharmacology by Goth is recommended to ophthalmologists for these specific purposes. The subject material is nicely organized in concise chapters, each followed by literature references. The author is primarily concerned with general principles and the more important agents and developments. He has not cluttered his text with factual details or highly technical

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