Pharmacology for Medical Students in Tropical t o the question of infertility, but, intelligently used, Areas. By ROGER A. LEWIS. The Popular is should be able to save lengthy explanations by the Book Depot, Bombay, India, 1957. xx 524 physician a s to what he is setting out to do; and it should save the patients’ having to ask questions pp. 13.5 x 21.5cm. Price Rs. 15. that occur to them perhaps fifteen minutes after This book presents the study of pharmacology with the special considerations required of the medi- leaving the physician. The text is simply and cal practitioner in tropical, underdeveloped areas; clearly written, with several diagrammatic drawings noting the different diseases and the varying forms as aids, and with discussions of different types of of other diseases, such as diabetes, that occur in cases. those areas. The type of remedy may have to differ from what which is available in industrial centers. The doctor may have to dispense drugs rather than be able to refer the patient t o a “comer drugstore.” Quantitative Pharmaceutical Chemistry. 5th ed. By GLENNL. JENKINS, JOHN E. CHRISTIAN, and And the slighter or smaller stature of his patients GEORGEP. HAGER. The Blakiston Division, will require dosage adjustments. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., N. Y.. 1957. xviii Following a brief, %-page review of general phar552 pp. 13.5 x 20.5 cm. Price $8.50. macology, the text deals with: Chemotherapy of This excellent combination textbook and laborainfectious disease, drugs acting on and affecting various systems of the body; and includes appen- tory manual has been revised to bring the procedures and discussions into conformity with the methods in dixes giving simple exercises in practical pharmacy, and in experimental pharmacology. The exercises the latest U. S. P. (XV) and N. F. (X). This fifth in practical pharmacy are correctly listed as such in edition follows the design and style that have charthe table of contents, but are incorrectly described acterized the earlier editions of this widely accepted textbook, the fourth edition of which was reviewed as pharmacology by the headings in the appendix. in THISJOURNAL, 42, 757(1953). The clarity that The four-page section devoted t o prescription writing lists the following examples of useful pre- has featured the explanations of theoretical concepts scriptions: Neosynephrine hydrochloride 0.25%; and practical applications is in evidence in the new Yellow oxide of mercury in simple eye ointment 1%; chapters on chromatography and radioactivity under APC capsules; benzoic and salicylic acid ointment; physicochemical methods of analysis. The book is Aureomycin hydrochloride 250 mg. capsules; an specifically designed for the instruction of pharmacy ammonium chloride, wild cherry syrup, and gly- students and it covers the official quantitative and cyrrhiza fluidextract cough syrup; and codeine physical analytical methods; classifies the official phosphate syrup with wild cherry syrup for a pro- procedures according to type methods of analysis; ductive cough. As a specialized text for a particular and presents some generally applicable, nonofficial methods of analysis. area, this book will undoubtedly be very useful. This book is a very good reference for the pharmaceutical testing laboratory as well a s being extremely well suited as a textbook. The format, type, printPsychopathic Personalities. By HAROLDPALMER.ing, and binding are particularly good, and the apPhilosophical Library, N. Y., 1957. 179 pp. pended index helps the reviewer locate specific pro14 x 21 cm. Price $4.75. cedures. This book presents clinical essays on the study of mental ill health and purposes to achieve a mode of presentation of psychiatry acceptable to workers in other disciplines including those concerned with the Cahiers de Synthese Organipue, Mbthods et Tableaux d’Application. Vol. I BY JEAN MATHIEU and management of human beings. The text takes up: AND& ALLAISwith the collaboration of J. VALLS Psychopathic personalities, Schizophrenia, Deand P. POIRIER.Published under the direction pressive states, Obsessions, Hysteria, The epilepsies, of Leon Velluz. Maison et Cie,. Paris, 1957. xi+ Tension syndromes, Paranoid states, and Mania. 232 pp. 15 x 22 cm. Price 3,000 fr. An index is appended. This volume (in French) covers the fixation of a functional carbon on an aliphatic chain and on an aromatic nucleus. Variations of these two main From Sterility to Fertility: A Guide to the Causes and classifications are discussed and illustrated, and Cure of Childlessness. By ELLIOT E. 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