Hands-on Guide to Clinical Pharmacology
- By: James S Dawson
Ever wondered how many more pocket books you could possibly pack into your white coat? Well make room, there's one more. Similar in size to the Oxford handbooks, though only a third as thick, this book is pitched as a pocket book on drugs for medical students and junior doctors.
Three final year medical undergraduates from the University of London have compiled this text, describing the 105 drugs most likely to be encountered during your training.
It is divided into 12 chapters, each relating to a bodily system or a broader topic such as infection, anaesthesia, and poisoning. Each chapter offers the reader management guidelines for the most common illnesses within that system. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, for example, are described before the five most commonly used respiratory drugs (beclomethasone, oxygen, salbutamol, sodium cromoglicate, and theophylline) are scrutinised.
A standard format is used to outline each of the