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November 8, 1941

Sulfanilamide and Related Compounds in General Practice

JAMA. 1941;117(19):1657. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820450081030

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The importance of the sulfonamide drugs in modern therapeutics is reflected in the voluminous literature that has accumulated since the first report on sulfanilamide which appeared in 1936. The author of this volume states that he consulted over one thousand original articles, reviews and monographs in the preparation of the book. The first important textbook on the sulfanilamide drugs to appear was "Sulfanilamide Therapy of Bacterial Infections" by Mellon, Gross and Cooper. Shortly thereafter the authoritative textbook "Clinical Use of Sulfanilamide and Sulfapyridine and Allied Compounds" by Long and Bliss became available. Dr. Spink's volume comes in natural sequence to those previously published.

After disposing of historical considerations and general principles of therapy the author devotes a chapter each to neoprontosil, sulfanilamide, sulfapyridine and sulfathiazole. Ten chapters are given to specific problems in treatment. For example, chapters are devoted to treatment of pneumonia and its complications, treatment of staphylococcic infections,

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