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Rational Therapeutics: A Clinical Pharmacologic Guide for the Health Professional

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Edited by Williams Roger L., Brater D. Craig, Mordenti Joyce. . 808 pages. Volume 16. in the Clinical Pharmacology series.. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York: , 1990.. $150.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(3):258-259. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-3-258_2
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Part of the art of being a good physician involves the wise use of medications. A physician must decide when a drug is indicated, what drug to use, why he or she is choosing it, and how to monitor therapeutic and adverse responses to therapy. Many texts can be used to find information and to shape our approach to drug therapy. Classic pharmacology texts are comprehensive but rarely relevant for clinical use. Small handbooks are very helpful for trainees and can be an excellent source of specific bits of pharmacologic expertise. The editors of Rational Therapeutics have tried to bridge


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