• Walter Modell
  • Doris J. Place


In the chapters which follow, diseases—their symptoms and treatment—are divided into physiologic and anatomic groups. The practical reason for this division is that for sound therapeutics we must have an understanding of the physiologic and anatomic basis of symptoms and disturbed functions. The discussions are designed to provide a basic understanding of the therapeutic actions of drugs, both in health as well as disease, how these actions may be expected to rectify disturbed functions and how they relieve symptoms. With such an understanding the nurse can anticipate the type of drug actions which may be used to advantage in certain diseases and relieve particular symptoms.


Medical Student Drug Action Practical Reason Effective Drug Therapeutic Action 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Modell
    • 1
    • 2
  • Doris J. Place
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinical PharmacologyCornell University Medical CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Cornell University New York Hospital School of NursingUSA
  3. 3.School of NursingUniversity of ArkansasUSA

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