An Iconoclastic Approach to Pharmacodynamics in Model Systems: Their Relevance to Humans

Introduction to Part 3
  • David R. Blake
  • Gordon J. Taylor
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 225)


D. R. Laurence, in his seminal textbook Clinical Pharmacology, provides us with an essential text still relevant to all interested in drug development. It defines pharmacology, as he says “conveniently,” into two branches.


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Additional Reading

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    Pharmacology, (1973) Clinical Pharmacology, D. R. Laurence, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh and London, 4th ed., 0 443 01004 8Google Scholar
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    From Paracelsus to Aspirin, (1992) Encyclopaedia Britannica: vol. 9 p. 135, Paracelsus, ISBN 0-85229-553-7Google Scholar
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    Concerning James Lind, (2001) Fellows of Edinburgh’s College of Physicians during the Scottish Enlightenment Reginald Passmore, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, ISBN 0-854405057-4Google Scholar
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    Beyond Molecular Biology, (1960) Encyclopaedia Britannica: vol. 11, p. 475, Szent-Gyorgy, Al., Introduction to a Submolecular Biology, ISBN 0-85229-553-7.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Blake
    • 1
  • Gordon J. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BathBathUK

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