May 1956

Therapy of Fungus Diseases—An International Symposium.

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Edited by Thomas H. Sternberg and Victor D. Newcomer. Price, $7.50. Pp. 337, with numerous tables. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St., Boston 6, 1955.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(5):518. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020520016

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Fifty-five papers presented at an international symposium in June, 1955, are included. With their illustrations and figures they provide an up-to-date review as well as a forward-looking summary of the world's knowledge of fungus infections, particularly with regard to therapy. Much previously unpublished information is presented on the recently established antifungal antibiotic Nystatin, as well as other antifungal agents, including Diphenylpyraline, undecylenic acid, sulfur, aromatic diamidines, cinnamic acids, Nitrostyrenes, Filipin, sulfonamides, sulfones, Chlorquinaldol, 1968, Actidione, stilbamidines, MRD-112, Rhodanine, and others. Biological aspects of superficial and deep fungus infections are also discussed from many points of view. The editors and publishers deserve praise for the prompt appearance of the volume.

To pediatricians the very favorable reports on Nystatin in pediatrics by Drouhet, of Paris, and by Dobias, of the U. S. A., are of special interest, for they suggest that this agent is the treatment of choice in cutaneous or mucosal

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