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August 1966

The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (ed 3).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(2):240. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030242033

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This textbook has for many years stood as a pillar in support of general medical education in this country. It was first written in 1941, with three main objectives in mind: "The correlation of pharmacology with related medical sciences, the reinterpretation of the actions and uses of drugs from the viewpoint of important advances in medicine and the placing of emphasis on the application of pharmacodynamics to therapeutics," and revisions in 1955 and 1965 have been guided by them.

Doctors Goodman and Gilman have altered their roles in this volume from authors to editors, having invited 42 contributors to subtract from, change, and add to "segments of a unified text directed to medical students, internes, residents and practitioners."

I have neither the authority nor the inclination to comment upon the contents of this text. Suffice it to say that Goodman and Gilman have steadfastly taught therapeutics to physicians in a

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