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This monograph by Dr. Hirsh and Dr. Putnam is one of several recent Medical Encyclopedia publications on antibiotics. The authors have succeeded in summarizing up-to-date information on the nature and practical application of penicillin. Fifteen years of clinical experience with penicillin have revealed that this antimicrobial is truly one of the most remarkable drugs. Organisms against which penicillin exhibits its greatest degree of activity are inhibited by minute amounts of the drug and the profound effect of this antibiotic against streptococci, pneumococci, gonococci and treponemes has been demonstrated repeatedly throughout the world. Of greatest significance is the apparent inability of
Penicillin.. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:1437–1438. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-6-1437
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(6):1437-1438.
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