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October 29, 1938

Syphilis, Gonorrhea and the Public Health

JAMA. 1938;111(18):1690. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790440084038

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In the foreword the authors call attention to the fact that they have written this book for public health nurses, social workers and physicians. This idea has been carried out well in that the book contains much more technical information than the recent books on syphilis for the general lay reader. For this reason the volume is recommended highly not only to public health officials, both professional and lay, and to social service workers, but as a textbook for nurses and those who have more than a passing interest in the genito-infectious diseases, a term which the authors recommend. The technical features of the book are readily understandable and are couched in terms which are intelligible to the nonprofessional group. The authors give due credit for the source of the material and acknowledge the work of the Cooperative Clinical Group as a basis for the modern treatment of syphilis. The

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