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January 21, 1933

Treatment of Syphilis.

JAMA. 1933;100(3):214. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740030062034

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During the quarter century that has elapsed since Ehrlich recommended arsphenamine, the medical literature has become voluminous with regard to the arsenical preparations and their derivatives and substitutes. Schamberg and Wright have gathered together from the literature of this country and Europe the experiences of able syphilologists, and by adding their own experiences have created this book on syphilotherapy. Such a compilation of factorial data is not only highly commendable but particularly appropriate at this time. The book consists of thirty-three chapters, of which seven are devoted to mercury, two to bismuth, and twelve to the arsenobenzenes, including the complications and chemotherapy of the drugs. The rest of the book is devoted to the treatment of the different phases of syphilis, with particular attention to the various types of fever treatment. Illustrations are not too numerous, and the reading is made easier by the omission of many cumbersome charts and

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