Category Archives: Pharmacology

Book Review: Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, 2e

I believe that it is not possible to practice general medicine intelligently without knowing the contents of this book very well. This is the only monograph about antibiotics that I know of which focuses heavily, and sometimes exclusively, on the why of antibiotic selection. And when it comes to antibiotic selection, you need to know why you are doing what you… Read More »

Book Review: 2013 EMRA Antibiotic Guide by Brian J. Levine MD

My overall favorable impression of the 2013 EMRA Antibiotic Guide is similar to that of the 2011 edition, about which I wrote: For almost any infectious disease, the text advises you about which antibiotic to use, along with the appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration. In addition, the text provides you with various alternatives and contingency antibiotic choices for special… Read More »

Book Review: 2011 EMRA Antibiotic Guide by Brian J. Levine MD

I’ve been looking for a book like this for years before I finally stumbled upon this one. 2011 EMRA Antibiotic Guide (2010), by Brian J. Levine MD is a simple, straightforward 128-page guide to antibiotic therapy. For almost any infectious disease, the text advises you about which antibiotic to use, along with the appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration. In… Read More »