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Clinical pharmacology has experienced an impressive growth during the past 15 years and is now ready to detach itself from its parent discipline as an independent form of endeavor. The need for more drugs and the real opportunities offered by basic research are, however, not always met by a body of competent investigators. The evaluation of new drugs may be in the hands of physicians with inadequate basic training, who generally rely on their judgment and experience for the assessment of new remedies. Hippocrates may have warned that "judgment is fallacious" and that unqualified experience amounts to little more than
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Animal and Clinical Pharmacologic Techniques in Drug Evaluation.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:190–191. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-190_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):190-191.
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