FRANCIS P. KING, M.D.
Atypical pneumonia, until recently, has been considered a disease for which there was no specific treatment. With the announcement of two new drugs that apparently are specific cures for this disorder, aureomycin1, 2 and chloromycetin,3 another infectious disease was added to the already long list of those amenable to specific therapy.
In reporting the use of aureomycin in atypical pneumonia, Finland, Collins and Wells4 presented two cases of atypical pneumonia that appeared to respond dramatically to streptomycin. They also pointed out that they were able to find reported only two other cases of atypical pneumonia treated with streptomycin, and in
KING FP. ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA TREATED WITH STREPTOMYCIN: A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STREPTOMYCIN IN ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:141–147. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-141
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):141-147.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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