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March 20, 1926

Modern Diagnosis and Treatment of Syphilis, Chancroid and Gonorrhoea.

JAMA. 1926;86(12):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670380087050

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This is a concise, yet complete, treatise on the modern methods of diagnosing and treating venereal diseases. Having written for the practitioner, the author does not indulge in extensive literary quotations and confines himself in his theoretical explanations to the essentials. While the microscopic and serum tests are thoroughly discussed as to principles and the conclusions to be derived from them, the clinical evidence is by no means neglected. The various drugs to be employed and their administration is extolled, with presentation of sound, constructive criticism. The major part of the book is devoted to the discussion of syphilis. The chapters on gonorrhea do not come up quite to the standard of those dealing with syphilis, and American authors may take exception to the emphatic recommendation of the forced Janet irrigation and the strong belief in the efficacy of the vaccine therapy. The work is a valuable guide for the

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