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August 1939


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(2):362-405. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190020148012

In the field of infectious diseases during the past year chemotherapy demanded the most attention. Notable advances in knowledge were made also with respect to the relationship between certain infectious diseases of animals and those of man, to which considerable space has been given in this review. Perhaps the most interesting and important single contribution was the discovery of an enzyme in bacilli found in the soil which actually destroys gram-positive cocci in the test tube and in the animal body.

SULFANILAMIDE AND SULFAPYRIDINE (2-[PARAAMINOBENZENE-SULFONAMIDO]-PYRIDINE) IN THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS INFECTIONS  Limitation of space permits only a brief résumé of the subject. Lest this become a review of reviews, the reader is referred to a number of general papers and monographs on sulfanilamide and related compounds.1American2 and British3 investigators strengthened the view previously held that sulfanilamide exerts its beneficial effect in certain infectious diseases by limiting