Penicillin (purified) has been allocated only to the armed forces and to a few carefully chosen civilians who have telegraphed or telephoned frantically for its precious grains. The amount of red tape needed to obtain this new drug discourages the average physician from even attempting to get the purified product. Penicillin is needed not only for the armed forces but for civilians in urgent need who call for help in desperation.
The field of mold and yeast therapy has only been scratched. Its possibilities are great, as newer concepts and investigations open up this new area in the science of medicine. Possibly penicillin may be outdated in a few years, as more potent inhibitors may be found. A good start in this direction has been made by C. W. Carpenter1 in Honolulu on a special yeast that in vitro inhibits not only Staphylococcus aureus but Bacillus coli
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