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June 15, 1957

Medizin und Chemie: Abhandlungen aus den medizinschchemischen Forschungsstätten der Farbenfabriken Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Band V

JAMA. 1957;164(7):823. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980070105029

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This is the fifth volume of a series of essays dealing with the application of chemistry to medicine. The first four volumes were issued between 1933 and 1942, but their continuation was interrupted by the war. It is planned now to continue the series with alternate volumes to be issued by the Farbenfabriken Bayer and Farbwerke Hoechst divisions of the former I. G. Farben. As did the preceding volumes, this book consists of reviews written by scientists associated with the Bayer firm and dealing with various aspects of pharmaceutical research. In an introductory chapter, Dr. Fritz Mietzsch, one of the discoverers of quinacrine hydrochloride and other well-known drugs, summarizes postwar investigation in pharmaceutical chemistry by the Bayer Company. This is followed by chapters dealing with new crystalline salts of penicillin, the depot action of new difficultly soluble crystalline streptomycin and dihydrostreptomycin salts, specific and nonspecific effects of experimental spirochetal infections,

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