Medicine: Drug Notes, Mar. 5, 1945

¶ Just get the champion in the ring with his opponent, and the champ will do the rest. "The task is to get penicillin to the microbes," said Discoverer Sir Alexander Fleming. "You can do it with a simple spray, snuff or lozenges." He predicted penicillin in lipsticks and tooth paste. A Lancet report describes a penicillin spray as "effective" in stubborn staphylococcus skin infections—e.g., multiple boils, pustular acne, impetigo, hair-follicle inflammation.

¶ The best drug yet found for African sleeping sickness, according to U.S. Public Health Service doctors, is gamma (paraarsenosophenyl) -butyric...

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