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October 2, 1937

Ergebnisse und Fortschritte der Antimontherapie

JAMA. 1937;109(14):1149. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780400065031

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Abstract

This book aims to acquaint the reader with the achievements and the literature of the newer antimony therapy. The main body of the book is taken up with abstracts of the enormously voluminous literature, arranged in as nearly logical clinical form as possible. In this manner the authors "permit the reader to formulate his own conclusions," which it may be difficult for him to do in a number of instances on account of the reporting of directly opposite results. It is obvious that antimony and potassium tartrate and the corresponding sodium salt have been superseded by organic compounds, among which experience has demonstrated a definite divergence of effects. Thus the pentavalent antimony preparations are more effective in the treatment of kala-azar, while the trivalent are superior in the treatment of bilharziasis. In helminthiasis and venereal lymphogranuloma the trivalent antimoney is likewise the more efficient. This determination is of great importance

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