This is intended to serve as an introductory textbook on pharmacology. It does not contain detailed information for the advanced student, and the authors have wisely omitted lengthy discussions of articles seldom used in modern therapy. The book is up to date and conforms to the products listed in the latest editions of the official compendiums, N. N. R. and other recognized volumes. Included in the discussions are the functional drugs and chemotherapeutic agents, but one of the most interesting sections of the book is related to general principles, in which are statements on historical development of pharmacology, general principles of pharmacology, control and dispending of drugs and administration of drugs. Brevity is an outstanding feature of the book, and yet this does not lessen its usefulness.