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November 20, 1948

Thérapeutique par la pénicilline

JAMA. 1948;138(12):929. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900120071031

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In the United States 21,491 billion units of penicillin were produced during the first three months of 1948. In the same period in 1947, the output was 7,780 billion. This great increase in output reflects two things; first, more and more penicillin is being used by physicians for the treatment of infections and, secondly, it continues to be the most potent chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of a wide variety of infections.

In April 1946 a congress was held in Paris to discuss the results of the application of penicillin in France. This four day meeting was sponsored by the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Cavaillon, and the various papers presented are now available in this 894 page book. The first part consists of four chapters on general reports of interest to internists, surgeons and their respective specialties. The second part gives the detailed studies of many physicians throughout France

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