March 17, 1928

Edmund Lesser's Lehrbuch der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten.

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Band II. Geschlechtskrankheiten. Von J. Jadassohn, Geh. Medizinalrat, o. Professor und Direktor der Universitäts-Hautklinik in Breslau. Fourteenth edition. Cloth. Price, 26 marks. Pp. 467, with 95 illustrations. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(11):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690380062034

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This edition of Lesser's popular work appears in a new and completely revised form from the pen of one of the world's greatest dermatologists. The name of Jadassohn is a sufficient guarantee of the painstaking and thorough revision that this work has undergone. The author's personality, his enormous clinical experience, and his thorough knowledge of the literature are reflected in every page. Volume II considers the venereal diseases in conformity with the continental grouping of the subject and takes up gonorrhea and its complications, chancroid, acquired and hereditary syphilis, and, more briefly, erosive balanitis and lymphogranuloma inguinale. In the eighty-seven pages devoted to gonorrhea is found a splendid summary of our present knowledge of this disease. The therapeutic suggestions are conservative and emphasize such procedures as can be easily carried out by the practitioner. Contrary to certain French authorities, the author is inclined to minimize the value of the urethroscope

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