This title was first published in 2000:  The discovery, in the 1930s and 1940s, of antibiotics revolutionized the practice of medicine. Beginning with the streptomycins and the penicillins, hundreds of antibiotics have been developed and have come into routine use for the management of infectious diseases, opportunistic infections and infections resulting from trauma. This cornucopia of anti-infective agents has created a number of problems, not the least of which is the organization of information concerning them.
This Handbook contains records for all the major drugs currently used in the treatment of infection. Monographs are provided for 1600 anti-infective agents. For each main entry, the following information is provided: the chemical name and a list of proprietary names and synonyms; the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number; the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) number; and the Merck Index (12th edition) number. The physical properties of each compound are described and the known biological activity and indicated applications are presented. The structure of each compound is provided, together with a summary of the acute toxicity data associated with it, and the manufacturers and suppliers of the drug are also given. Indexes, including a master index of names and synonyms, are appended.

part 1|297 pages

Main Entries

chapter |17 pages


chapter |10 pages


chapter |2 pages

2,4-Diaminopyrimidine Antibiotics

chapter |13 pages

Aminoglycoside Antibiotics

chapter |2 pages

Amphenicol Antibiotics

chapter |1 pages

Ansamycin Antibiotics

chapter |59 pages

beta-Lactam Antibiotics

chapter |3 pages

Leprostatic Antibiotics

chapter |2 pages

Lincosamide Antibiotics

chapter |7 pages

Macrolide Antibiotics

chapter |6 pages

Nitrofuran Antibiotics

chapter |10 pages

Other Antibiotics

chapter |9 pages

Polypeptide Antibiotics

chapter |9 pages

Quinolone Antibiotics

chapter |16 pages

Sulfonamide Antibiotics

chapter |3 pages

Sulfone Antibiotics

chapter |8 pages

Tetracycline Antibiotics

chapter |11 pages

Tuberculostatic Antibiotics

chapter |2 pages

Antibacterial Adjuncts

chapter |29 pages


chapter |10 pages


chapter |1 pages

Antipneumocystic Agents

chapter |14 pages


chapter |2 pages


chapter |28 pages


chapter |3 pages


chapter |18 pages


part 2|138 pages


chapter |18 pages

Cas Registry Number Index

chapter |9 pages

Einecs Number Index

chapter |108 pages

Name and Synonym Index

part 3|32 pages

Manufacturers and Suppliers Directory

chapter |30 pages

Manufacturers and Suppliers