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October 1950

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: Antibiotics Derived from Bacillus Polymyxa.

Author Affiliations

Volume 51, article 5. By Long and others. Pp. 8531,000. New York Academy of Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park W. and 77th St., New York 24, 1949.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1950;86(4):648. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230160160024

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This issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences contains eighteen excellent papers which cover in detail the present status of the polymyxins. The following subjects are included: (1) antibacterial activity in vitro and in vivo; (2) isolation and production; (3) relation between polymyxin and aerosporin; (4) chemical nature; (5) assay; (6) pharmacology, and (7) clinical effectiveness in a variety of infections.

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