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July 1953

Estreptomicina y nuevos antibioticos en la terapeutica infantil.

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By Jose M. Albores. Pp. 401, with 75 tables and graphs. Paper. No price given. Printed in Argentina. Editorial Universitaria Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1951.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(1):119. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080126021

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This book is a thorough analytical and critical study of the action and use of antibiotics in pediatrics. The first eight chapters deal with streptomycin and include the composition, production and action of the antibiotic, as well as the experimental studies, absorption, action, intolerance, and method of administration. An entire chapter is devoted to its application in the various phases of tuberculosis. To this is added a most thorough discussion of the various manifestations of tuberculosis with adjuvant therapeutic agents and the treatment of allied conditions that are nontuberculous.

Final chapters are devoted to aureomycin, chloromycetin, oxytetracycline ("terramycin"), polymixin, bacitracin, "garlicina," and "allicin." These are all very thoroughly discussed in the same manner as streptomycin. It is difficult to evaluate the true excellency of this work. The time taken to assemble the immense and complete biography must have been tremendous. Although written in Spanish this is by far the most

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