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The problems selected for discussion are well-chosen and important. The opening discussion by Louis Lasagna presents much needed conceptual considerations concerning the problem of how drugs cause disease. Particularly pertinent is the recognition that there may be long intervals between the introduction of new substances and the realization that they may be capable of causing serious damage. The difficulties in predicting toxicity in man despite extensive experimental testing are stressed as are the problems created by the interaction of drugs with other drugs and other substances.
The subjects discussed include, among others, the action of drugs on the embryo and
Second Symposium on Drug-Induced Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:224. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-224_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(1):224.
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