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September 1945

Penicillin Therapy Including Thyrothricin and Other Antibiotic Therapy

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(3):220. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510270078026

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It is a pleasure to review a monograph on penicillin, the discovery of which marks a new era in the proud history of medicine; for not only is penicillin far superior to the sulfonamide compounds in the treatment of infections, but "in the whole realm of chemotherapy no other compound or group of compounds combine such low toxicity with such high therapeutic activity." Still more, penicillin symbolizes to the medical profession and to mankind the unlimited potentialities of medical research with regard to the treatment of disease.

Dr. Kolmer, the author of the monograph, is professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and director of the Research Institute of Cutaneous Medicine. His textbook, "Infection, Immunity and Biologic Therapy," is well known.

This monograph is most timely. Penicillin is being used more and more in the treatment of infections, and a thorough acquaintance with all

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