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December 1938

Advances in the Therapeutics of Antimony

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(6):1015-1016. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480180181025

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This book is an extensive and commendable work on the use of antimony in both human and veterinary medicine. The history of antimony from the time of the Old Testament, through its periods of favor and disfavor among physicians until the modern era, which began about 1906, is briefly presented.

The main portion is divided into several sections, which consist of abstracts of important papers, the authors' general remarks and conclusions. In the first section the results of the use of the various antimony preparations in the treatment of internal leishmaniasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, bilharziasis, granuloma inguinale, venereal lymphogranuloma and many other tropical and nontropical diseases are considered. A section is devoted to the use of antimony in veterinary medicine, one to the synthesis of antimony preparations and one to the results of tests on experimental infections in animals. The final section is a pharmacologic discussion of the various antimony

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