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  • n  a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases

  • About a year ago, aureomycin was first used to treat human beings.
  • Lederle Laboratories developed aureomycin, an antibiotic, to treat such human ills as whooping cough, typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  • Until 1953, according to Government charges, Cyanamid's aureomycin and Pfizer's terramycin accounted for 92% of the broad-spectrum market.

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