September 24, 1927

Principles and Practice of Chemotherapy: With Special Reference to the Specific and General Treatment of Syphilis.

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By John A. Kolmer, M.D., Dr.P.H., D.Sc. (Hon.), Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Cloth. Price, $12 net. Pp. 1106, with illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;89(13):1082-1083. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690130070039

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The comparatively new field of chemotherapy is rapidly growing and likewise becoming of increasingly practical importance, yet not until the appearance of this book did there exist among our scientific publications such a comprehensive survey of this complex subject. The literature and various studies on the subject have been correlated and presented in a concise, methodical manner; the results are reviewed, analyzed and interpreted by an experienced worker intimately concerned with development of the subject. The book is divided into ten parts: Part I contains an historical introduction and considers in detail the methods for determining the toxicity of chemical agents in relation to their chemotherapeutic use. Part II is a comprehensive consideration of the chemotherapy of bacterial and mycotic diseases in man and the lower animals. Part III deals with the chemotherapy of trypanosomal diseases. Part IV includes the chemotherapy of spirochetal diseases, excluding syphilis. Part V comprises the

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