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May 31, 1930

Dermatology and Syphilology for Nurses Including Social Hygiene.

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By John H. Stokes, M.D., Duhring Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, the School of Medicine, and Professor of the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 311, with 67 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;94(22):1788. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710480064037

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There has long existed a need for a comprehensive guidebook for the nurse to follow in learning the basic facts of dermatology and syphilology. Stokes has suceeded admirably in presenting this difficult subject in a thoroughly practical and readable form. As the author states in his introduction, the book is addressed to nurses as students in training, as practitioners, and as women of intelligence and civic initiative. Part I summarizes the essentials of dermatology; part II includes the special methods of dermatologic treatment; part III deals with the venereal diseases from the medical point of view, and part IV is devoted to the sanitary and public health background. The final chapter, on the normal ideals of sex life, is an interesting exposition of the author's views on this subject. A valuable feature is contributed by the "thumb-nail sketches" and summaries, which present in tabloid form the therapeutic procedures to be

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