THEODORE E. WOODWARD, M.D.
During the last 18 months two new antibiotics appeared which have greatly extended specific therapy in the group of infectious diseases. It is of interest that our earliest specific remedies, quinine, mercury, antimony and the salvarsans, were effective chiefly in the larger infectious agents, the protozoa, the spirochetes. With the development of the sulfonamides the bacteria became vulnerable and in particular the gram positive bacteria and especially the coccal groups. The development of the antibiotics with penicillin in the forefront still further extended the field of specific medication without, however, showing much effect upon those diseases caused by the gram
WOODWARD TE. CHLOROMYCETIN AND AUREOMYCIN: THERAPEUTIC RESULTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:53–82. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-1-53
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(1):53-82.
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