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November 1940

Chemotherapy and Serum Therapy of Pneumonia.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(5):1233. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000050217019

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This is the third in a series of handbooks published by the Commonwealth Fund and continues the review of progress in the knowledge of pneumonia. This series began with "Lobar Pneumonia and Serum Therapy," in 1936, and was continued in "Pneumonia and Serum Therapy," in 1938. The discoveries from the study of pneumonia have come so rapidly that these monographs are essential to keeping the medical profession informed about them. This monograph seems very successful in reviewing and correlating the published discoveries in this field. It is unquestionably up-to-date, many references being made to articles published early in 1940. While the authors admit that there has not been time for the accumulation of as much data as they would like, sulfapyridine having been used only since 1938, the data on serum-treated patients date from 1931. The apparent value and widespread demand for these types of treatment make dissemination of the

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