In the third edition of this author's standard Manual of Pharmacology the material from previous editions has been thoroughly revised, with the incorporation of certain supplemental alterations. There are excellent discussions of new topics, such as insulin, ethylene and parathyroid hormone. For many subjects, such as the autonomic system, chemotherapy and lead poisoning, new conceptions have been advanced. The author states that these additions have enriched the bibliography by some twelve hundred titles; likewise, the text has been made to conform to the United States Pharmacopeia X; the nomenclature and spelling have been changed accordingly. As in the preceding edition, the official American names, as well as the newer nonproprietary designations, are used, this being an exceedingly valuable feature to teachers of materia medica who desire their students to prescribe scientifically.
The subject matter is of a large scope; the broad conceptions, generalizations and certain detailed conclusions—all of great practical