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December 23, 1950

A Text-Book of Venereal Diseases

JAMA. 1950;144(17):1529-1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920170109049

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Abstract

The author is a well known English venereologist. He is consultant to several of the larger venereal disease clinics in London as well as to the World Health Organization. He has spent much time in Africa, where he has investigated venereal diseases.

This book was written, according to the author, because most of the textbooks on venereal disease were insular and ignored many disorders of venereal or nonvenereal origin which were commonly encountered in many parts of the world. This is a textbook with a global outlook, which deals with the problem of the venereologist not only in temperate climates but also in Central Africa and South Africa. The book is divided into three parts; there is no bibliography. The first part deals with gonorrhea and related diseases. The second is concerned with the various types of syphilitic infection as well as yaws, bejel and pinta. The discussion of the

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