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Although there are several textbooks on antimicrobial chemotherapy, none are well recognized as the standard reference text; perhaps the section on antimicrobials in The Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics (Goodman and Gilman) fills this need for most. The Use of Antibiotics, now in a second edition, may be such a reference text. This book systematically and clearly details aspects of antimicrobial agents, including those used in mycobacterial, fungal, and viral illnesses, as well as conventional antibacterial agents. Its organization is quite reasonable. The discussion devoted to each antimicrobial seems related to its current importance rather than historical interest. Thus, in contrast
The Use of Antibiotics. A Comprehensive Review with Clinical Emphasis.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:763. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-6-763_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(6):763.
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