F. W. R.
Like many another new form of therapy, the penicillin treatment of syphilis has progressed through the cycle of dubiety, enthusiasm and reaction. Mahoney's original report1 that penicillin is effectual against T. pallidum was received with some caution, but as laboratory and clinical confirmation of this observation rapidly became available, reserve quickly gave way to enthusiasm. So promising did this new form of therapy appear that in September 1943, within three months of the first public announcement, a nationwide cooperative study was organized under the auspices of the Committee on Medical Research. In less than a year penicillin was adopted for
R. FW. PENICILLIN IN THE TREATMENT OF SYPHILIS. Ann Intern Med. ;26:148–153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-1-148
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(1):148-153.
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