November 1945

Penicillin Therapy, Including Tyrothricin and Other Antibiotic Therapy.

Author Affiliations

By John A. Kolmer, M.S., M.D., Dr.P.H., Sc.D., LLD., L.H.D., F.A. C.P.; professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry, Temple University; Director of the Research Institute of Cutaneous Medicine; formerly professor of pathology and bacteriology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Cloth. Price not given. Pp. 302, with 42 illustrations and tables. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;76(5):397. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210350143018

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This is a timely book and will interest practitioners of medicine from all branches. It represents the author's personal experience in the use of penicillin, together with a reasonably complete review of the work of other clinicians and investigators. It deals with the structure of penicillin and the method of its production and assay. It also describes the method of determining the concentration of penicillin in the blood, a procedure which is not generally carried out. The various methods of administration of penicillin are adequately dealt with, and a special section is included to cover the use of penicillin and its related substances in dentistry and oral surgery. In addition to penicillin, tyrothricin and gramicidin and some other substances that have come to be known as antibiotics are discussed. An appendix is included to care for matter that has come to the author's attention since the original manuscript was

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