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Iatrogenic Diseases.

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Second edition. By D'Arcy P. F., Griffin J. P.. . 546 pages. Oxford University Press; , New York and Toronto: , 1979.. Price, $67.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):647. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-647_1
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With the advent of the massive numbers of new drugs the opportunity for adverse drug-drug and drug-patient interactions has proportionately risen. A pocket list of drug-drug incompatibilities, drug cross sensitivities, drug interference with metabolic pathways, and so forth, is no longer feasible. The authors of this text have masterfully compiled an up-to-date single reference of world-wide approved therapeutic agents and their adverse reactions. The main emphasis is to clearly identify potential detrimental effects of various drugs in humans. After initially critically pointing out the absolute necessity of carefully monitoring in all patients the activities of administered drugs (particularly newly released


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