-Michael E. Cooper, GE Healthcare, The Maynard Centre, in DDT, VOL. 9, 2004
"What stands out in comparison with other books discussed here is that the subjects are generally addressed in detail, and each theoretical point is illustrated with examples of specific drugs. A great deal of knowledge is reflected...that is suitable for both advanced students and PhDs a like who have not yet become acquainted with the area, but who wish to prepare themselves for a career in drug research."
-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY ORG., 2005
Praise for the First Edition:
"This book is a tour de force in the title area...This book would be appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students...strongly recommended to scientists who are seeking an efficient introduction to medicinal chemistry, background in a specific drug principle or category, or a dose of inspiration."
--JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
"... unified, well-organized and clearly presented ...It is so clearly written that it will be of value to both students and veteran scientists...My congratulations to Dr. Silverman in consolidating such a multiplicity of facts and data so as to truly begin to reduce medicinal chemistry from a hybrid of chemistry, pharmacology and related sciences to a single, clearly defined, rationalized discipline."
--Carl Kaiser, Director of Medicinal Chemistry, NOVA PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION
"The author shows an uncanny ability to present the salient principles in a systematic, well-balanced and logical way..."
--William C. Groutas, WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
"I was favorably impressed with the clarity of Dr. Silverman's writing style which made the material interesting and easy to read...Treatment of the material is quite comprehensive without being overly detailed and the referencing and illustrations are well chosen..."
--John G. Topliss, PARKE-DAVIS
"...The organization of this book and the clarity of presentation are outstanding... It is highly recommended to medicinal chemists as well as to all others entering into the field or concerned with the science of medicinal chemistry."
--JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
Praise for the new edition:
"...intent of the first edition was to provide a textbook for advanced undergraduate students or graduate students, the scope of the second edition has been expanded so that it not only serves the original purpose but also serves as an excellent reference book for practicing medicinal chemists."
--John W. Ellingboe, Wyeth Research for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2004
"...this book is a thorough overview of drug discovery and development... It is not only an excellent textbook for students but also a valuable resource for those already practicing medicinal chemistry."
John W. Ellingboe, Wyeth Research for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2004