This book is a collection of papers on the subject of anti-infectious chemotherapy in internal medicine, presented in October 1944 before the Society of Internal Medicine of Buenos Aires on the occasion of its second congress. Among the numerous authors contributing to this work are well known authorities of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and the United States.
The first group of papers was presented at the congress and includes an introduction to the pharmacology of the sulfonamide compounds. This portion is devoted to the uses of the latter in the following infectious processes: acute and chronic respiratory diseases, septicemia, generalized infections of gynecologic or obstetric origin, rheumatic fever and pericardial conditions, nephropathies and urinary infections. Considerable mention is made of the pharmacologic qualities of penicillin and the clinical observations on its use.
The second group of papers includes discussions of the chemotherapeutic treatment of bacterial asthmas and actinomycosis and of the