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October 1975

Progress in Chemotherapy

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Chicago

 

(Proceedings of the eighth International Congress of Chemotherapy), edited by George K. Daikos, 3 volumes, 1,030 pp, 1,047 pp, and 1,022 pp, Hellenic Society for Chemotherapy, 1974.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(10):1410. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330100136033

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Abstract

This is a collection of the presentations made during the International Congress of Chemotherapy held September 1973. Volume 1 concerns antibacterial chemotherapy, including antimycotic and antiparasitic therapy; volume 2 is devoted to antibacterial and antiviral therapy, the latter comprises the last 15% of the volume; volume 3 discusses antineoplastic chemotherapy.

Each volume is organized into sections: bacterial resistance, anaerobic infections, evaluation of investigational new drugs. Many of these sections have an initial portion of "invited" panel presentations. These are not "panels" in the usual sense, but rather individual presentations given by acknowledged experts on the subject. For example, the invited panel presentations on extrachromosomal resistance includes Anderson, Chabbert, Datta, and Mitsuhashi; the panel on anaerobic infection includes Willis, Bartlett, Dowell, Washington, and Finegold. The references at the end of these presentations are excellent.

Preclinical and clinical evaluation of new antibacterial agents comprise a large portion of the remaining presentations, and

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