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October 26, 1918

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Venereal Diseases in General Practice.

JAMA. 1918;71(17):1433. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600430079027

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Harrison has had in view a book that will bring home to the general practitioner his responsibility in the care of venereal diseases, will interest him in them, and will show him how relatively simple and satisfactory their treatment is, once the knowledge of how to treat them has been mastered. To this end he has omitted the highly technical procedures that only the expert can carry out well, and has given full space to the simpler measures, which are all that are required in the great majority of cases. This is a difficult task and requires judgment as well as a knowledge of the subject based on large experience. Fortunately the author has had this experience in civil and military practice, and brings to the subject a maturity of judgment that has enabled him to select the essential parts. The result is a book which the expert may well

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