Clinical pharmacology is a rapidly expanding specialty which cuts across many disciplines. The contemporary study of drug action often demands the use of highly specialized and sophisticated techniques, and there is great need for reference works collating information on methodology since the available literature sources are widely scattered. The first volume in this series was published in 1965 and partially filled this need with an ambitious collection of contributions outlining methods for study of the more important therapeutic agents. However, it was not entirely successful because far too many topics were discussed and the approach was often superficial.
The second volume of Animal and Clinical Pharmacologic Techniques in Drug Evaluation is promoted as a critical review of current investigative techniques in drug evaluation, and as such should be particularly welcome to the clinical pharmacologist. Unfortunately, quality has once again been sacrificed for quantity, and editorial pressure on space has left