WILLIAM E. EVANS JR., PH.D.; JAMES G. MCALPINE, PH.D.; BENEDICT SKITARELIC, M.D.; E. HOWARD TONOLLA, M.D.
The number of cases of thoracic empyema caused by the staphylococci is relatively small, but they present a difficult problem in therapeutics. The sulfonamide compounds have proved efficacious in the treatment of streptococcus infections but in those in which staphylococci play the major rôle, these drugs have not been, as a rule, beneficial. The present war with its multiplicity of gun-shot and shrapnel wounds will undoubtedly contribute its share of thoracic and abdominal empyema, and in a portion of these staphylococci will be present.
The production of staphylococcal empyema in experimental animals has not been very successful in
EVANS WE, MCALPINE JG, SKITARELIC B, TONOLLA EH. I. TREATMENT OF EXPERIMENTALLY PRODUCED STAPHYLOCOCCAL THORACIC EMPYEMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:70–80. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-1-70
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