oa South African Medical Journal - Bacterial sensitivity to anti-microbial agents : a warning against wanton waste of antibiotics and chemotherapeutic substances

Volume 26, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The abuse of antibiotics and chemotherapeutic substances is discussed. A plea is made to all practitioners to restrict their use of such substances to a minimum, this minimum to be governed by properly conducted sensitivity tests. A method which in 48 hours gives the clinician the necessary information on the bacteria and their sensitivity to various antibiotics and chemotherapeutic substances, is descriptionbed. Some sensitivity results of organisms isolated in a long series of investigations using this method, and the conclusions drawn are mentioned.

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