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November 1936

Syphilis and Its Treatment. Macmillan Medical Monographs.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(5):1154. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260110239024

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Abstract

The author's purpose in writing this book was to provide a clear, simple and relatively complete account of syphilis and its treatment for students, general practitioners and public health workers. The book is divided into three parts: (1) manifestations of syphilis, (2) treatment and (3) laboratory technic.

The book is written in an interesting style, and most of the facts in relation to syphilis are covered, although many rather inadequately. For the neurologist, who deals with involvement of the nervous system by syphilis, the book will have little value. Only seventeen pages are given to the symptomatology of neurosyphilis, five to treatment of neurosyphilis and seventeen to examination of the spinal fluid. The author's lack of clinical experience, especially with neurosyphilis and other diseases of the nervous system, is shown by such dogmatic statements in regard to diagnosis as that paralysis of the third nerve "as an acquired sign is

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