Clinical Pharmacology, 12th Edition

Authors :
Morris J. Brown & Pankaj Sharma & Fraz Mir & Peter N. Bennett
Date of Publication: 05/2018
‘The very last thing a drug regulator wishes to be able to say is, like Lord Byron (1788-1824), on the publication of his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, ‘I awoke one morning and found myself famous.’ The twelfth edition of this long-establ ...view more

‘The very last thing a drug regulator wishes to be able to say is, like Lord Byron (1788-1824), on the publication of his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, ‘I awoke one morning and found myself famous.’

The twelfth edition of this long-established textbook of clinical pharmacology (first published in 1960) continues its fine tradition of balancing science and practice for improved evidence-based drug therapy and good prescribing in therapeutic settings increasingly complicated by intercurrent disease and polypharmacy.

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‘The very last thing a drug regulator wishes to be able to say is, like Lord Byron (1788-1824), on the publication of his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, ‘I awoke one morning and found myself famous.’

The twelfth edition of this long-established textbook of clinical pharmacology (first published in 1960) continues its fine tradition of balancing science and practice for improved evidence-based drug therapy and good prescribing in therapeutic settings increasingly complicated by intercurrent disease and polypharmacy.


New to this edition
  • Fully updated throughout.
  • New co-editor: Fraz Mir, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge.
  • Now with free e-book on StudentConsult.

Key Features
  • Coverage of all major therapeutic topics by body system.
  • Introductory sections give brief chapter synopses.
  • Case studies where relevant.
  • Covers the needs of the developing world with a focus on practical prescribing and health technology assessment.
  • Definition, tips, brief explanation boxes throughout.
  • Interesting histories, etymologies and provenances of terms throughout.
  • Entertaining footnotes throughout.

Author Information
By Morris J. Brown, MA MSc FRCP FAHA FBPharmacolS FMedSci, Professor of Endocrine Hypertension, William Harvey Research Institute of the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK; Pankaj Sharma, MD PhD FRCP, Professor of Neurology and Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, Royal Holloway College, University of London; and Consultant Neurologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. ; Fraz A. Mir, MA, FRCP, Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist, Division of Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapeutics, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK and Peter N. Bennett, MD FRCP , Formerly Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bath, and Consultant Physician, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK