W. H. B.
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"The story of streptomycin is the story of a search for an antibiotic substance capable of exerting a bacteriostatic and bactericidal effect upon gramnegative bacteria, a substance active against these organisms not only in the test tube but also in the animal body, yet not very toxic nor exerting otherwise undesirable effects upon the body, a substance not inactivated by the body fluids and, therefore, offering chemotherapeutic potentialities." Thus runs the opening statement in the review of Streptomycin by Waksman and Schatz,1 who have played such an important rôle in furnishing this new, highly potent antibiotic agent to the medical
B. WH. STREPTOMYCIN. Ann Intern Med. 1946;25:369–373. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-2-369
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(2):369-373.
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