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August 1930

Dermatology and Syphilology for Nurses, Including Social Hygiene

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(2):375. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440140177021

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One can always read with interest and profit anything that Stokes writes, and this holds true, even for physicians, of this elementary book on skin and venereal diseases. The book is intended, of course, as a manual of practice, and is devoted, therefore, almost entirely to practical considerations. It emphasizes especially simple details that all physicians are supposed to know, many of which they have forgotten or do not know at all. There are the usual valuable summaries of facts in connection with the various subjects that one has learned to expect from Stokes. The first 150 pages are devoted to diseases of the skin. This is followed by 100 pages devoted to gonorrhea and syphilis, and 35 pages are given to the social hygiene of venereal diseases. These are of the same high quality as the chapter devoted to dermatology, and furnish the same sort of interesting reading. It

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