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Verhandlungsbericht: IV. Internationaler Kongress fur Infektionskrankheiten. Proceedings: Fourth International Congress for Infectious Diseases.

Thomas G. Benedek, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(1):94. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300060096043.
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These proceedings contain most of the papers presented at the congress which met in Munich, Germany, April 1966. Twenty-four countries were represented; five papers were given by investigators from the United States. Thirty percent of the text is in English, the rest in German, French, and Italian. Of the many topics which were discussed, most attention was devoted to clinical aspects of virus diseases; among these, hepatitis (24 papers) was the major topic. Chronic infections of the respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts also received considerable attention. The papers on virology included studies of several potential antibiotics, of which only amantadine is available in this country. Relatively little time was allocated to basic research, although there were several papers on host-parasite relationships. The volume is concluded with a symposium on a new long-acting sulfonamide, sulforthomidine (Fanasil). It was effective in many infections in a dosage of 2 gm/week in one or


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