A review of the advances in knowledge pertaining to infectious diseases during the past year covers a wide range of subjects, as usual. Therapy with sulfanilamide and its derivatives again commands the most interest. Of outstanding importance also is the recognition of new forms of disease of the respiratory tract, which are among the commonest afflictions of mankind. Consequently, the most space has been devoted to these subjects. Such diseases as histoplasmosis,1 fusospirochetosis2 and leptospirosis,2a which recently have been adequately summarized, need no further discussion here.
THERAPY WITH SULFANILAMIDE AND ITS DERIVATIVES
Since this review deals primarily with significant advances in the knowledge of infectious diseases and related subjects, the bulk of papers on therapy with sulfanilamide and its derivatives published in the past year is not considered. Only new facts, new views and changes in previous views are discussed. Good summaries have already been published by
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