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With the great current enthusiasm for the many antimicrobial agents, it is refreshing to see a volume emphasizing the importance of the host-parasite relationship and its modification by various therapeutic agents. The first chapter is a good concise review of the dynamics of bacterial infection. This is followed by a chapter devoted to the principles of antimicrobial therapy. Here, all the common antibiotics are briefly discussed as to structure, antimicrobial spectrum, proposed mechanism of action, and the more common manifestations of toxicity. Only a few of the most recently developed agents are omitted. The author's surgical background is represented by
Common Bacterial Infections: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-4-857_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(4):857.
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