Goodman & Gilman's the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

Front Cover
Louis Sanford Goodman, Joel G. Hardman, Lee E. Limbird, Alfred Goodman Gilman
McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Medical - 2148 pages
Goodman & Gilman is the Bible of pharmacology as it has been since the first edition written by Louis Goodman and Alfred Gilman and published in 1941. It is the definitive textbook for all medical and pharmacy students and is a must have purchase for residents in internal medicine and pharmacologists. The book is a higher level than our Katzung and should be considered as the perfect accompaniment to the new Harrison. The objective of this textbook/ reference work is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date correlation of pharmacology with related medical sciences, a reinterpretation of the actions and uses of drug from the view point of the latest advances in medicine and pace emphasis on the application of pharmacodynamics to therapeutics. Throughout its history, Goodman & Gilman has become more than a textbook. It is a working template for effective and rational prescribing of drugs in daily practice. The careful balance of basic science and clinical application has guided students and practitioners to a better understanding of how and why drugs work. The information is presented in a style that reads with maximum clarity and purpose. Transformed and expanded in the last ed

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - DLFD - LibraryThing

There are few technical books that remain in a leadership position for 65 years. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics is one. Physicians, teachers, and medical students have voted for Goodman ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kkblaze - LibraryThing

This pharmacology text is comprehensive--it's like the "bible" of pharmacology. It has considerably more detail than most pharmacology texts, so if you need to understand the mechanism of action of a ... Read full review


Mechanisms of Drug Action and the Relationship Between
Principles of Therapeutics
Principles of Toxicology and Treatment of Poisoning

60 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Joel G. Hardman, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN.
Lee Limbird, Ph.D., is Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Bibliographic information