ARTHUR W. FRISCH, M.D.; ALVIN E. PRICE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the past few years the sulfonamide drugs have proved to be so effective that they have largely supplanted serum in the treatment of pneumococcic pneumonia. Some clinicians, however, use both forms of medication either simultaneously in critically ill patients or separately in the event of failure of one agent alone. Because of the known differences in the mode of action of serum and chemotherapy, and because of variations in the severity of different cases, it would seem desirable to individualize specific treatment if some satisfactory criterion was available which would indicate the exact status of each patient. During the
FRISCH AW, PRICE AE. SPUTUM STUDIES IN PNEUMONIA: THE SELECTION OF THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:987–993. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-6-987
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(6):987-993.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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