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January 18, 1947

Modern Development of Chemotherapy

JAMA. 1947;133(3):209. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880030063030

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This monograph is one in about twenty-four on the progress of research in the Netherlands during the war. Apparently the purpose of the series is to reveal the work undertaken by scientists in the Netherlands during the five years of German occupation. Such revelation is of course interesting to every one concerned with science. However, the monographs present more than historical interest; they contain much factual information, and the modern development of chemotherapy is no exception. For those who are interested in details, this monograph will be of value by making more complete their repository of data. The book is well written, is in English, is made up of good paper and contains a large number of illustrations and tables and extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter. The contents include discussions on the mechanism of action of the sulfonamides and of para-aminobenzoic acid, divided into bacteriologic investigations, physicochemical

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