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February 26, 1938

Shadow on the Land: Syphilis

JAMA. 1938;110(9):680. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790090062029

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Ten Million Americans Have It.  By S. William Becker, M.S., M.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Chicago. Cloth. Price, $1.35. Pp. 220, with 8 illustrations. Philadelphia, New York, Montreal & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1937.

Death Rides with Venus.  By Arthur C. Palm, Director of the Social Hygiene Foundation of Cleveland. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 157. New York: Greystone Press, 1937.The books on syphilis for the public developed in response to the recent stimulated interest in this topic include the three contributions here assembled for review.The book by Dr. Parran, called "Shadow on the Land," is obviously authentic in that it states the results of governmental investigations and in its proposal of a plan for controlling syphilis within the American system of medical practice. It is not only informative on the subject of syphilis, therefore, but also interpretative and creative. It is dignified in

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