edited by King K. Holmes, Per-Anders Mardh, P. F. Sparling, et al, 1,079 pages, with illus, $50, New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1984
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The sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were for some time a group of diseases in search of a specialty with the interest and expertise to devote extra time and experience to their diagnosis and treatment. Dermatologists are now devoting more time to the management of this complicated group of conditions. This new textbook will be an invaluable source to the dermatologist in the study of these socially and medically important diseases. It is the most complete source on this subject that I have had the pleasure to read. It is unusual in my experience that a single textbook can cover all aspects of a subject in depth, but this fine book does just that. It is a resource that every physician who has any contact with STDs will need to have in his or her library.
The text starts out with an excellent discussion of the historical aspects of STDs. It
Webster SB. Sexually Transmitted Disease. Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(7):935. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660070125035