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The very comprehensiveness of this volume is its greatest fault. The approach is broad; fundamental pharmacologic principles as well as clinical usage and adverse reactions are covered. A chapter on poisons and antidotes is included in addition to a chapter on drug interactions. In a volume of this size each of these subjects can only be dealt with superficially at best. Even within chapters drugs of the same class are discussed individually where an in-depth discussion of prototype drugs would be more appropriate. Certain chapters have merit, particularly the one on drug interactions, which is surprisingly up to date and
Medical Pharmacology: Principles and Concepts.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:650. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-74-4-650_1
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