BEHIND THE SULFA DRUGS by Iago Galdston

BEHIND THE SULFA DRUGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title, while definitive, may mislead the customer into thinking this is a book about the sulfa drugs. Actually, it is a tracing of the medical history leading up to the present day, the interrelated fields of bacteriology, with Pasteur Koch; of chemistry, with Enrlich, whose salvarsan was the first great chemetherapeutic agent; of antisepsis, with Lister; anf finally dyes, basis of the sulfa drugs. The last chapter only deals with these powerful drugs, discovered in 1935, and indicates their potentialities, curative and preventative. Informative -- but most of the material has been done again and again, and better done.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1943
Publisher: Appleton-Century