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Reading the preface of a new book as a prelude to critical review of the contents is essential, since that is where authors customarily state their purpose and method. The "success" of the book should be largely measured by an assessment of whether or not the challenge of the preface was met. In this case The Use of Antibiotics provides probably the best available "concise, systematized description of antibiotics in current use in antibacterial chemotherapy." First, the text is handy in size, and the pages, print, tables, and figures are all very readable. Each section describing a drug or group
The Use of Antibiotics. A Comprehensive Review with Clinical Emphasis.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:323–324. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-323_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):323-324.
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