0
ARTICLE |

MISUSE OF ANTIBIOTIC TROCHES

JAMA. 1953;152(6):533. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690060049016.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

Physicians are urged through advertisements to prescribe antibiotic troches casually for the treatment of infections of the throat, although in 1949 the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry omitted from New and Non-official Remedies troches containing penicillin because of numerous instances of relatively severe sensitivity reactions. Effective concentration of the medicament cannot be maintained for long on the surface of the tonsils or of the pharynx because of the continual washing effect of saliva. Actually, it is impossible to render the throat sterile, or even aseptic, except possibly for a short time. While it has been observed that in superficial infections of the throat the local administration of penicillin, aureomycin, oxytetracycline (Terramycin), bacitracin, and other antibiotic and chemotherapeutic agents may be effective, their value as topical agents diminishes when the pathogenic micro-organisms have penetrated deeply into the tissues. Once this deeper infection has occurred, locally applied medicaments in the form of

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();