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September 17, 1982

Incorrect Drug Listed

JAMA. 1982;248(11):1311. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330110019017

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An error occurred in the TOWARD OPTIMAL LABORATORY USE "Making Optimum Use of the Microbiology Laboratory: III. Aids of Antimicrobial Therapy" published in the April 2 issue of The Journal (1982;247:1868-1871). On page 1869, column 1, under "Request for Culture and Sensitivity Antiquated," the fourth sentence should have read as follows: "This has resulted in routine testing of such isolates as Streptococcus pyogenes, which are uniformly susceptible to penicillin and, in the vast majority of instances, to the most likely alternative drug, erythromycin."