BENNETT W. BILLOW, M.D.; M. S. ALBIN
It is the purpose of this communication to report an analysis of mass sulfadiazine prophylaxis. About 20,000 soldiers were given the prophylactic medication for a period of five weeks. Perusal of the literature reveals that the prophylactic use of sulfonamides has been investigated and studied by both military and civilian authorities. Thomas and France1 administered prophylactic sulfanilamide for four years in doses of 1.0 to 1.2 grams a day to a group of rheumatic adolescents and young adults and compared the results with those observed in an untreated control group of similar subjects. Their results showed not a single major
BILLOW BW, ALBIN MS. OBSERVATIONS ON MASS CHEMO-PROPHYLAXIS WITH SULFADIAZINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:863–877. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-5-863
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