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June 5, 1943

Chemotherapy of Gonococcic Infections

JAMA. 1943;122(6):407. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840230059026

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In this first edition of his monograph Herrold gives a timely presentation of the application of sulfonamide therapy to gonococcic infections. The advent of chemotherapy five years ago revolutionized the treatment of gonorrhea and removed it from the exclusive domain of the venereologist. This book now also has practical value to the internist, the general practitioner and the gynecologist as well as the urologist. The author suggests that if gonorrheal treatment is to remain in private practice physicians must become familiar with epidemiologic measures and cooperate with health authorities as is done in other infectious diseases.

The book is based on the author's experience in 800 cases treated with sulfathiazole and an additional thousand treated with azosulfamide, sulfanilamide, sulfacetamide, sulfapyridine, sulfadiazine, dimethyldisulfanilamide (Uliron), sulfanilyl sulfanilamide (Disulon) and sulfamethylthiazole. The author does not concern himself with the bacteriology, pathogenesis, pathology, endoscopic methods and obsolete or obsolescent antiseptics. He has stripped the

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