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A welcome and much-needed addition to pharmacology, this book may best be described as a biochemical pharmacologist's pharmacology text. It contrasts sharply with the medical pharmacology texts written by Goodman and Gilman, Modell, Drill, and others, which systematically discuss drugs according to clinical utility—anesthetics, antibiotics, diuretics, and so forth. In such texts, for example, one can readily find the digitalizing dose of digitoxin, the spectrum of activity of a new semi-synthetic penicillin, or a complete list of alleged toxic effects of most drugs in general. In Principles of Drug Action, on the other hand, one learns the basic mechanisms underlying
Principles of Drug Action. The Basis of Pharmacology.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:877. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-4-877_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(4):877.
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