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The appearance of the second edition of this book so early indicates its wide acceptance. This treatise on antibiotics is divided into four parts. Part I treats of the fundamental aspects of antibiosis, membrane diffusion, and the concept of threshold and optimal concentrations. In addition, it contains an interesting chapter on the requisites of an ideal antibiotic. Part II is concerned with the industrial aspects of the production of antibiotics—the methods of screening, manufacturing and assaying these products. Part III considers the individual antibiotics—penicillin, bacitracin, streptomycin, etc.—their antibiotic spectra, absorption, excretion, blood levels, and the phenomenon of acquired resistance on
Antibiotics.. Ann Intern Med. ;40:649. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-649_1
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