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August 7, 1948

The 1947 Year Book o General Therapeutics

JAMA. 1948;137(15):1347. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490075050

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This book summarizes much that is new in therapeutics in a way which enables the reader to get his information promptly. Due consideration is also given to new diagnostic tests and devices for therapy. The sulfonamide drugs and the antibiotics are exhaustively reviewed. There are good summaries as to the presently accepted indications, contraindications, complications and modesof therapy of these agents. The parasitic diseases have also been given an extensive discussion, particularly the protean manifestations of amebiasis Two new drugs— "diramin" (an aqueous solution of the products resulting from the reaction between antimony cat chol and triisopropanolamine in the presence of propylene glycol) and "melarsen" (a pentavalent arsenic preparation)—are here introduced.

The results of therapeutic measures in the various stages of syphilis are statistically presented. Recent experiences in the therapeutics of rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, brucellosis and the menigitides are discussed at length. Results of influenza and BCG vaccinations are

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