The general trend of the literature on plastic surgery for 1943 shows a heightened interest in the repair of large losses of tissue similar to those occurring in warfare casualties; relatively few articles deal with minor or cosmetic deformities.
Further work is reported in the investigation of the sulfonamide compounds, including sulfamerazine, which is a new member of the group.
There are also contributions to the knowledge of penicillin, propamidine (4, 4′s-diamidinodiphenoxypropane hydrochloride) and tyrothricin. Surgeons who desire to keep informed regarding this revolutionary phase in the war against harmful bacteria should study these reports.
The literature also contains publications dealing with tissue healing. A review of these contributions has been included in the 1943 survey because of their importance to all medical men whether in special or in general fields of surgery.
RESULTS OF CLINICAL AND LABORATORY RESEARCH—GENERAL PRINCIPLES
THERAPY WITH SULFONAMIDE COMPOUNDS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES
Mooney and Taylor1