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May 1947

Penicillin: Its Practical Application

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(5):740. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520050142023

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The editor's purpose in furnishing a general guide to the understanding and use of penicillin is well accomplished in this book, which will be found to be a useful general reference source. The book is composed of twenty-seven sections, only two of which were written by the editor, Sir Alexander Fleming. He wisely had the chapter on the clinical use of penicillin and other sections written by specialists who were well qualified to discuss the use of penicillin in their fields. Also, Professor Fleming readily admits that future advances and new developments will result in reconsideration of the subject.

So far as the dermatologist is concerned, his special interest and field is briefly and rather conservatively covered in the section written by A. C. Roxburgh, physician for diseases of the skin, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. When, where and in what preparations he has found penicillin useful in cutaneous diseases is

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