The Tuberculostatic Action of para-Aminosalicylic Acid.

  title={The Tuberculostatic Action of para-Aminosalicylic Acid.},
  author={G P Youmans and G W Raleigh and A S Youmans},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={54 4},
Bernheim (1941, 1942) reported that sodium benzoate and sodium salicylate increased the oxygen uptake of tubercle bacilli. Lehman (1946a) reported that the respiration of virulent tubercle bacilli was stimulated by sodium salicylate but that the respiration of avirulent tubercle bacilli was not. On the basis of this work Lehman (1946b), attempting to find a substance which would be bacteriostatic to tubercle bacilli, tested more than 50 derivatives of benzoic acid for their bacteriostatic… CONTINUE READING