By Henry Welch, Ph.D., and Charles N. Lewis, M.D. Price, $10. Pp. 549, with 7 illustrations. The Arundel Press, Inc., 3801 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C., 1951.
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The first nine chapters of this book deal with the isolation of antibiotics and present the antimicrobial activity, pharmacology, and dosage forms in useful and informative fashion. Numerous useful charts help the reader to evaluate various methods of antibiotic therapy and make comparisons between oral, intravenous, and intramuscular routes of administration. In this age of antibiotic medicine, it behooves all physicians to be familiar with the pharmacology of the various agents used, and this volume is an excellent source of such information.
The last 11 chapters discuss the treatment of specific infections. The material is presented as a rather extensive review of the literature with excellent lists of references. The reader must evaluate in his own mind the drug of choice after analyzing the numerous reports presented in each section. The reviewer feels that the book would be more practical if the authors would make more specific statements, perhaps in
Antibiotic Therapy.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(6):755. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070772027