ArticlesScientific Apparatus and Laboratory Methods

PENICILLIN IN IODIZED OIL FOR INSTILLATION INTO THE LUNGS

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Science  07 Sep 1945:
Vol. 102, Issue 2645, pp. 255-256
DOI: 10.1126/science.102.2645.255

Abstract

(1) A suspension of calcium penicillin in 40 per cent. iodized oil produces a stable mixture which has been instilled in the lungs of 12 patients without adverse effect and has maintained penicillin in the lung for a minimum of 24 hours, after a single instillation.

(2) The penicillin iodized oil has maintained its potency for 60 days at ice box, room and 37° C. temperatures.