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June 1933

Treatment of Syphilis.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(6):1387. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240120210023

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This is a timely book. The authors have not only had wide experience in treatment of various types of syphilis, but can also speak from experience gained from research on the chemical aspect of preparations used in the treatment of the disease. In the first part of the book there is a general and a specific discussion of different drugs that have been used, such as mercury, bismuth, arsenobenzenes (arsphenamine and its derivatives), iodides and other metals. For example, in the discussion of the effects of arsenicals the chemotherapy, toxicity, excretion, technic of administration, various reactions, normal and abnormal, and complications are adequately presented. This is followed by a chapter on the prophylaxis of syphilis, its early and late treatment; then follow special chapters on the treatment of ocular, aural and skeletal syphilis; neurosyphilis; syphilis of pregnancy and congenital syphilis; syphilis in marriage, and last, a miscellaneous chapter on the