Every clinician, irrespective of
specialty, uses drugs. For that reason, he will be interested in a systematic consideration of drugs, which
is the domain of pharmacology.
There are several facets of pharmacology; the form which will probably
interest the clinician most is a review.
The present book, Annual Review
of Pharmacology, is the eighth of
such issues. Each year it carries review articles on various topics or
problems in the field. Aside from
being the most priceworthy of pharmacological reviews (most others
cost two or four times as much), it
is one of the best. This is related to
its overview of the subjects, which,
while they are treated in greater or
lesser depth, do not limit themselves to the minutiae often dear to
the heart of bench-working pharmacologists. Moreover, the busy clinician will derive the best mileage
from reviews which have solid
therapeutic implications. There are
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