MAYER A. GREEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The inhalational administration of antibiotics and chemicals has developed into a practicable and effective approach in the treatment of certain respiratory tract diseases.
The advent of penicillin with its unique capacity for nebulization lent impetus to the application of this technic and to the accumulation of scientific data pertaining to the bacteriology and physiology of the respiratory system. The distribution and remarkable absorptive capacity of the respiratory tract mucous membrane provide a wide area for the topical application and absorption of aerosolized penicillin.
The clinical application of aerosolized penicillin has been based on certain fundamental and essential observations such as
GREEN MA. AEROSOL PENICILLIN IN ALLERGIC PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:260–270. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-2-260
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(2):260-270.
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