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Book Reviews
January 1927


Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(1):180-181. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130130187014

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This small book of 108 pages contains a collection of articles on venereal subjects by four different authors. The first half of the work is devoted to syphilis, gonorrhea and psychic anomalies in children; the second half to a lengthy discussion of the fight of society against venereal diseases, particularly in the young.

Syphilis in children is shortly but clearly reviewed by Martin Gumpert (Berlin). Both acquired and congenital forms are considered, mainly from the standpoint of symptoms, diagnosis and social relations. Treatment is given little space.

Gonorrhea in boys and girls is ably and conscientiously treated by Erich Langer (Berlin). The complications and metastatic infections, rectal gonorrhea, acuminate condylomas and chancroid also are described briefly.

Franz Kramer (Berlin) writes six pages on the relationship of venereal diseases, mostly syphilis, to psychic anomalies in children. He says that from 10 to 15 per cent of cases of feeblemindedness in children

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