Date of Award

Spring 1967

Document Type



Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

Rev. Joseph Harrington


Much work has been done to determine the effects of combining two antibiotics. It was first prematurely thought that if one antibiotic was good, two would be better and hence there was at first indescriminate use of any two antibiotics in combination. But this could lead to complications if the two antibiotics interfered with each other and thus were less effective than either one separately. Drugs are best used in combination when together they will be more beneficial to the patient than either alone.