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July 1959

Chloromycetin

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):130. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190132032

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Abstract

Penicillin. No. 9. By Harold L. Hirsh and Lawrence E. Putnam.

Streptomycin and Dihydrostreptomycin. No. 10. By Louis Weinstein and N. Joel Ehrenkranz.

Modern Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis. No. 11. By Roger S. Mitchell and J. Carroll Bell. Antibiotics Monographs; $4 each. Medical Encyclopedia, Inc., 30 E. 60th St., New York 22, 1958.

This series of monographs provide reference works that are in the main excellent, practical, concise, and informative. The major portion in each book is devoted to the diseases in the therapy of which each of these drugs is useful. The disease pictures are described briefly, the causative organisms, their characteristics and vagaries are described, and then the treatment with the various drugs, with regard to specificity, dosage schedules, routes of administration, and side-effects.

Though the emphasis is on clinical aspects, sufficient attention is given also to phases such as the historical, pharmacology, susceptibility-testing, bacterial resistance,

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