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February 1942

The Modern Treatment of Syphilis.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(2):422. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010020207015

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The second edition of this excellent book presents the end results of a study of 35,000 cases of syphilis at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The work represents not only the study of the collaborators of this book but the research of many predecessors at the same hospital.

It is written from the standpoint of both the syphilologist and the internist and for that reason must appeal to all students of medicine.

Certainly no specialty can claim the full responsibility for the treatment of syphilis, and the author stresses the fact that syphilis is not a disease that can be treated at different stages by the dermatologist, the urologist, the syphilologist or the neurologist. The scope of the treatment is so wide that on many occasions one requires a consultant experienced in the treatment of syphilis in order to choose a therapeutic procedure which can benefit the patient.

The manuscript is

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