April 1934

The Modern Treatment of Syphilis.

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By Joseph Earle Moore. Price, $5. Pp. 535. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;53(4):632. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160100154013

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From time to time books appear which stand out as landmarks in a subject so far as they rid themselves of the deadwood of tradition and by a consideration of actual facts formulate definitely a new point of view. Such a result, in our opinion, has been achieved by Moore in his discussion of the modern treatment of syphilis. Above all, he has stated clearly and on a rational basis the imperative reasons for prolonged, intensive and continuous treatment in early syphilis, in contrast with the widely different indications for therapy in the late stages, when the patient has built up his own immunity. Each phase of the subject is gone into in detail, and the conclusions are based on actual statistical material from the author's clinic or from the literature, and not on vague general impressions. One of the most attractive features of the book is that it is

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