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August 1947

Modern Development of Chemotherapy.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(2):250-251. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010258013

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This book is one of the first reports from the nations oppressed by Nazi occupation. The editors explain in a foreword that this series of "Monographs on the Progress of Research in Holland During the War" was planned during wartime and the material kept secret up to the present. Publication at the earliest possible moment after the war did not permit the inclusion of references to worldwide literature and forced the authors to report mainly the results of their own investigations.

The subject treated is the group of sulfonamide compounds and the discussion in the various chapters is in minute detail. Any investigator in the field of chemotherapy in general and of the sulfonamide drugs specifically will find it most interesting to read of the experimental work done in the Netherlands and of the theories brought forth by the authors. The mechanism of action is discussed from the bacteriologic and

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