I would like to bring to the attention of E Druggers a new book that may be
useful to you.
The book is called Manual of Drugs and Therapeutics by Mohan Joshi and
Ramesh Adhikari from Nepal. The book is in three parts. The first section is
a very useful short overview of the principles of Rational Prescribing. The
second section which is about 20 chapters is a comprehensive therapeutics
book and the third section is a well selected and relatively brief drug
formulary. While written by mainly Nepali authors it has clear relevance to
other developing countries. It is well indexed, the table of contents is
easy to follow and there are no confusing Appendices or Annexes.
The book has been published by the Health Learning materials centre
(a WHO Collaborating Centre) at the Institute of Medicine PO Box 2533,
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal. The price of the book is only USD 10.
For anybody who is teaching undergraduate or postgraduate medical students
Therapeutics or are teaching in schools of Pharmacy I would encourage you to
review this book. I think that it could serve as a standard text. Hopefully
it will be much cheaper and is I think more appropriate for Developing
country medical and pharmacy schools.
I think that we should try to encourage publication of quality academic
books in developing countries for developing countries School of Medicine
and Pharmacy. The best way to do this is to use the books, and recomend
So please request a review copy and if you like it use it in your courses
and recomend it.
I would be interested in other reviewers comments.
Richard Laing Tel (617) 353-6630
Department of International Health Fax (617) 353-6330
School of Public Health, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
53 Bay State Rd,
MA 02215 USA