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The rapid development of a large number of effective, new drugs just before, during, and after World War II led to the establishment of the discipline clinical pharmacology; and many methods of drug evaluation that were adequate in experimental animals were found to be inadequate in that subjective and highly hybrid animal, man. The new ways of thinking and working developed by clinical pharmacologists have yielded both practical and conceptual benefits for physicians.
Although these two volumes are especially directed to the clinical pharmacologist (who might often be called a pharmacological clinician), they have chapters that offer the practicing clinician
International Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Section 6. Volumes I and II. Clinical Pharmacology.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:692. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-67-3-692_1
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