Book Reviews
December 1941

Sulfanilamide and Related Compounds in General Practice.

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By Wesley W. Spink, M.D. Price, $3. Pp. 256, with 12 figures and 4 tables. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(6):1332. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000180206021

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The book begins with a historical review of therapy with sulfanilamide and its derivatives, and, after a discussion of general principles of treatment, individual drugs and infections are dealt with in the conventional manner. Chapters are also devoted to the use of sulfanilamide and its derivatives in surgery, dermatology and dentistry and in prophylaxis. The reviewer finds himself frequently in disagreement with the author, probably because the author's experience seems to have been confined to adults. This book, like others already published, should be of value chiefly as a handy reference to the early literature and historical developments.

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