Medicine And Books

Understanding Drug Treatment in Mental Health Care

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1215
  1. Tony Kendrick

    Alyson J Bond, Malcolm H Lader Wiley, £15.99, pp 235 ISBN 0 471 96171 X

    If you must steal something from my medical bag take my stethoscope but leave me my British National Formulary. Since I was a house officer I have rarely allowed myself to be more than a few feet away from a copy of that regularly updated, authoritative manual of therapeutics. Books aimed at improving general practitioners' understanding of drug treatments must offer more than the BNF's succinct background sections yet remain small enough to be read. I have no doubt …

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