by D. H. H. Robertson, A. McMillan, H. Young, 458 pp, $49.50, London, Pitman Medical Publishing Co Ltd, 1980
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If readers expect this book to be merely another of the review spate of primers or atlases on sexually transmitted diseases, they will be disappointed. This is not a brief digest of the salient features of these diseases, profusely illustrated, but rather a scholarly account of the ever increasing varieties of diseases transmitted through sexual contact. In fact, one of the drawbacks of this book, for those who are unfamiliar with the characteristics of these diseases, is the lack of illustrations. On the other hand, the authors have written it "primarily for those who are actively engaged in the increasingly demanding clinical practice of venereology and who, by so doing in the United Kingdom at least, now tend to undertake so large a part of the primary care of adolescents and young adults."
The contents of the book include a 43-page introduction. Never in one place have I found such
Beerman H. Clinical Practice in Sexually Transmissible Diseases. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(2):126. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020068035