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December 11, 1937

Practical Methods in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Venereal Diseases for Medical Practitioners and Students

JAMA. 1937;109(24):2014. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780500070038

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Abstract

This publication is in reality a handbook on the clinical management of the venereal diseases prepared for the general practitioner. The third revision is an improvement on the previous excellent work of the late David Lees. That much of the clinical experience on which the book is based was acquired at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh is evidenced by the subchapter on gonococcic diseases of the skin, which includes a concise but vivid description of keratoderma blennorrhagica. The schedule of treatment for early syphilis recommended by the Committee of Experts on Syphilis and Cognate Subjects of the Medical Organization of the League of Nations is the scheme of choice of the authors. In the description of regional syphilitic lesions the inexperienced student may be misled by a description of an interesting but rare patient with chancre of the conjunctiva. It is also to be regretted that additional space was not

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