CHRIS J. D. ZARAFONETIS, M.D.
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is generally considered to be a member of the B-complex group of vitamins, and is known to be a constituent of many food substances.1, 2 Although it is a chemical which has long been known, this substance has been of medical interest only during the past decade. From the available literature, however, the principal interest has been largely confined to studies of its effects on bacterial metabolism, pigment metabolism, and other fields of laboratory investigation. The first important clinical use of PABA was evolved during World War II, when it was found to be of value in
ZARAFONETIS CJD. THERAPEUTIC POSSIBILITIES OF PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID(THERAPEUTIC POSSIBILITIES OF PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:1188–1211. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-6-1188
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(6):1188-1211.
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