September 1928

Syphilis und Innere Medizin, III. Die Syphilis des Zirculations- und Respiration-Traktes und der Innersekretorischen Drüsen. Syphilis und Blutkrankheiten.

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By H. Schlesinger, Director of the third medical division, Allgemeine Krankenhaus, Vienna. Pp. 234. Price, 18 marks. Vienna: Julius Springer, 1928.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(3):453-454. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00020020141018

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This volume comprises a fairly complete treatment of the many aspects of syphilis of the cardiovascular system, endocrine glands and the relation between syphilis and diseases of the blood. Syphilis of the pulmonary system and the special problems presented by coincidental syphilis and pulmonary tuberculosis are considered fully.

The more important subjects are taken up according to pathology, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. The more uncommon conditions are aptly illustrated by the author's own cases. General syphilologic principles are interwoven more adequately than in most publications from the internist's pen.

A few American authors are quoted. The author states that antisyphilitic therapy is becoming more and more the function of the general practitioner, internist and neurologist. This is in contrast to the situation in this country, where antisyphilitic therapy has reached a higher degree of perfection, encouraging centralization under one head, with excellent diagnostic and follow-up cooperation on the part of

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