JESSE G. M. BULLOWA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; NATHAN H. SHACKMAN, M.D.; DANIEL STATS, M.D.
In the selection and application of our available resources for the treatment of pneumonias, we should be guided by consideration of the interaction of pneumococci and patients and the effect of our remedies on both. Final judgment must be based on clinical experience with adequately sized similar groups of patients treated with various therapies. Patients who completely recover from pneumonia without benefit of specific therapies do so by reason of their immunity response which completely destroys the invading bacteria; and such patients as a rule exhibit acquired immunity to the invading organism. Accordingly, the capacity to overcome infection, which is
BULLOWA JGM, SHACKMAN NH, STATS D. CHEMOTHERAPY OF PNEUMONIAS AND IMMUNITY REACTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:57–70. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-1-57
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(1):57-70.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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