Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy—1968 is the annual publicacation of reports presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy which was held the preceding year. The 102 papers are subdivided into sections concerning mechanisms of action, chemical studies, antiviral agents, new antimicrobial agents, evaluations in humans, and in vitro and in vivo action. Thus many aspects of new and older antimicrobial agents and antitumor antibiotics are covered with only a minor effort to relate them to each other. In addition, there are a few papers concerned with infection in which no antimicrobials were studied.
The volume is not meant to be a textbook or an annual review; however, it functions as a once-yearly journal of original investigations. It will be of greatest interest to those who attended the conference and as reference source for workers in the field. The first paper, an essay entitled "Early Days of Antimicrobial