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Forty-five years ago the first beta-lactam antibiotic, penicillin, was introduced into clinical medicine. Since that time, additional beta-lactam compounds have been produced. There are currently more than 40 different beta-lactam antibiotics licensed and in use throughout the world. The 36 contributors to this book, who represent widely divergent fields, attempt to produce a full view of these compounds. The editors state, "In creating this sort of book, we have tried to be of service to teachers, managers in pharmaceutical houses, researchers, clinicians in infectious disease. We hope that the volume would be useful as the first book such a person
Beta-Lactam Antibiotics for Clinical Use.. Ann Intern Med. ;105:818–819. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-5-818_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(5):818-819.
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