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June 1947

Penicillin Therapy and Control in the Twenty-First Army Group

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(6):865. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520060127017

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This book is a compilation of sixty reports and articles by members of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Twenty-First Army Group. It includes many subjects other than penicillin therapy, such as those dealing with the surgical treatment of war wounds. In the introduction by the consulting surgeon it is modestly titled a "brochure." but it is definitely more than "a pamphlet dealing with a subject of passing interest" because this publication is the useful result of a great amount of practical investigation carried out in the difficult circumstances arising in an active campaign

In the section devoted to the use of penicillin in the treatment of diseases of the skin, two methods of local application are described: (1) as a solution containing 200 to 500 units per cubic centimeter of sterile water and (2) as an emulsion of 30 per cent Lanette wax in water containing 200 to 500 units

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