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December 28, 1935

Dermatology and Syphilology for Nurses Including Social Hygiene

JAMA. 1935;105(26):2181. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760520061024

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This is a thoroughgoing revision of the well known textbook for nurses. General consideration of skin diseases, including all the common ones and some of the less common, comprises the first ninety-seven pages. Seventy-one pages are devoted to treatment of skin diseases, with detailed instructions in nursing care. Thirteen pages are devoted to gonorrhea for the purpose of emphasizing the differences between gonorrhea and syphilis. The next ninety-two pages consider syphilis and its treatment, with minute details for the nurse who assists in the treatment. The last forty-two pages are devoted to social hygiene, social service follow up, and the normal ideals of sex life. A three-page appendix gives pertinent bibliographic references, and a glossary occupies thirteen pages, giving accurate easily understood definitions of the terms used throughout the book. A complete index is appended. One could scarcely hope in a small book for a more excellent exposition of dermatology

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