Medicine: Sulfanilamide Survey

Only since February 1935 has the drug sulfanilamide been known. In the past three years it has proven so useful as a treatment for "coccus" infections (streptococcus, gonococcus, meningococcus) and there has been so much to learn about its effects that practically every issue of every medical journal has referred to it. Several months ago, following the deaths of two score Southerners who had taken an "elixir" of sulfanilamide & diethylene glycol (TIME, Dec. 20, et ante), the Journal of the American Medical Association published a survey of sulfanilamide's uses and...

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