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December 13, 1952

The Clinical Application of Antibiotics: Penicillin.

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By M. E. Florey, M.D. Oxford Medical Publications. [This volume, although a separate publication, is continuation of work described in Antibiotics Volumes I and II, and may be read in conjunction with it.] Cloth. $17.50. Pp. 730, with 115 illustrations. Oxford University Press, 114 Fifth Ave., New York 11; Amen House, Warwick Sq., London, E.C.4, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(15):1548. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680150102045

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This volume is one of a series of publications that includes the monograph "Antibiotics," published in 1949, and a yet unpublished volume on the clinical uses of antibiotics other than penicillin. The 22 chapters fall into three sections. The first section deals with general considerations, such as the properties of penicillin, possible toxic effects of penicillin therapy, and methods of administering the drug. The other sections concern the treatment of diseases due to specific organisms, and the treatment of diseases, considered by systems. The book contains a 72 page bibliography, restricted largely to articles appearing up to the end of 1949. There is both a subject and an author index, and the book is very well documented with charts and illustrations. This encyclopedic volume should serve as a useful reference source for both the clinician and the research worker.

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