This is the second edition of this massive work, which appeared in its first edition in two volumes and is now combined into one mammoth book, printed on bible paper. Its 274 authors are drawn mostly from France, but a number of other European countries are represented as well.
Obviously, the emphasis is on drugs available in France, but since that list is larger than that of drugs available in the United States, and includes just about all the drugs listed in the United States and some that will eventually be approved here, the book is useful as well for the American pharmacologist or practitioner who reads French. The format tends to be European, and not all the dosages or instructions conform to those in package inserts in the United States. However, the thrust of each chapter, the formulas, the boxes detailing the essential ideas for each topic, and the