February 22, 1896

Syphilis in the Middle Ages and in Modern Times.

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By Dr. F. Buret, Paris, France. Translated from the French, with notes, by A. H. Ohmann-Dumesnil, M.D., Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology in the Marion Sims College of Medicine; Consulting Dermatologist to the St. Louis City Hospital, to the St. Louis Female Hospital; Physician for Cutaneous Diseases to the Alexian Brothers' Hospital; Dermatologist to Pius Hospital, to the Rebekah Hospital, to the St. Louis Polyclinic and Emergency Hospital, etc. Being Volumes II and III of "Syphilis To-day and Among the Ancients," complete in three volumes. 12mo, 300 pages. Extra cloth, $1.50 net. Philadelphia: The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914 and 1916 Cherry Street; Chicago: 9 Lakeside Building.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(8):389. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430600041018

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The interesting historical study begun by Dr. Buret in volume I is continued in volumes II and III here completed. The painstaking labor has comprised an examination of all literature of the subject, and we can well believe, as the author states, three years were consumed in the compilation of the first volume alone.

Dr. Dumesnil has very lucidly and accurately translated the work and thereby laid his countrymen under a permanent obligation. We notice an error in spelling the name of Paulus Ægineta on page 3, and repeated twice on page 5.

The material which Dr. Buret has offered as evidence to prove the pre-Columbian existence of syphilis in Europe, can not all be accepted as evidence, but he has produced more than enough that is conclusive, to prove his postulate. After the publication of the manuscripts and documents now unearthed by the author there can no longer be

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