Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I was wondering why Rang and Dale's Pharmacology was getting so many votes, but today I am using it for some study and have worked out why. It is such a good text for explaining a difficult topic.

Drugs scare me a little, but this book helps it all make sense, so I now see why so many people love it. :)

(BTW, this isn't a sponsored plug or anything - it is just a good book!)

The poll is yielding some interesting results - I am interested to see that Kumar & Clark is getting a LOT more votes than Harrison's, but I suppose that the former is more of a medical student-level text than the latter. 

I am looking forward to seeing how it all pans out in 30 days time. :)


MrHunnybun said...

Blimey they still print "Rang and Dale's"? Are they bth alive still?

I used that when I was at university nearly twenty years ago. It was a great text book then, and even now I have it lingering on my Amazon screen. I'm tempted to buy it, for old time's sake. :)

Okay, I just bought it. That's your fault!!

The Girl said...

Yes, I am a terrible enabler, particularly when it comes to textbooks. ;)

It is probably one of the most colourful textbooks I own, and I love the tables in it.

I hope you enjoy your copy - I am curious to find out how different it is now! Did it have the great diagrams back in the older editions?

Milk and Two Sugars said...

Kumar and Clark also agonise over every word that is put into the text, so that for someone whose first language is English it's full of subtle inflections that make it marvellously understandable. It was my vote!

Harry said...

Rang and Dale and Kumar and Clarke are two of my most used textbooks.

The Shrink said...


The Girl said...

Sorry, Shink, what does BNF stand for?