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August 25, 1934

Modern Clinical Syphilology: Diagnosis, Treatment, Case Studies

JAMA. 1934;103(8):627-628. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750340091029

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This monograph, first published in 1926 and reprinted in 1927 and 1928, the author has now found necessary to revise and rewrite. Many changes have been made. As the author himself states, fifteen of the twenty-three chapters have been completely rewritten and a new chapter on relapse and progression has been added. The book has been written for the completely uninitiated practitioner and student, as well as for the expert syphilologist. That the author has achieved this dual purpose and yet kept it entirely readable, there is no doubt. The discussions on progression, relapse and cure in syphilis are thorough and brought down to the latest continental and American views on these subjects. The chapter on the fundamental principles of treatment has been intelligently handled. The latest views in regard to types of arsenical and bismuth salts used in the treatment of syphilis are carefully considered. The use of acetarsone

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