Medicine: Cures & Cautions

The world's top authorities on antibiotics met in Washington last week to exchange their latest findings, and the University of Illinois' Dr. Harry F. Dowling sounded the keynote: "As each antibiotic is introduced, we hear first of miraculous cures, second of deleterious reactions, and third of the appearance of resistant strains."

By the record, he was right. As the convention proceeded, there were optimistic reports of a new antibiotic, tetracycline (like aureomycin but with hydrogen replacing a chlorine atom in the molecule), and of a multibiotic. a triple-threat combination of streptomycin, bacitracin and...

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