CHESTER S. KEEFER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To say that the discovery and development of antibiotics have completely revolutionized the management of infectious disease is to repeat a widely accepted statement. When one reflects that 10 years ago there were no antibiotics available for general use in man, and that today there are at least eight, it is a truly extraordinary state of change. These antibiotics include, in order of their discovery and use, tyrothricin, penicillin, streptomycin, bacitracin, polymyxin, aureomycin, chloromycetin, neomycin, and, most recently, terramycin. All of these antibiotics have a definite place in the the treatment of patients and in animal diseases. Today I shall
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KEEFER CS. ANTIBIOTICS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW(ANTIBIOTICS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:582–589. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-3-582
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(3):582-589.
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