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February 19, 1927

Modern Clinical Syphilology: Diagnosis—Treatment—Case Studies.

JAMA. 1927;88(8):589-590. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680340061033

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Syphilis may well be considered the most important of all disorders with which the physician is constantly confronted. He is concerned, of course, not only with the disease itself but also with the fact that it must constantly be considered in differential diagnosis. The extensive experience of Dr. Stokes in his association with various schools of medical instruction makes him particularly able to present a complete consideration of our knowledge of this disease and various views as to its control. He begins his consideration with what might well be called a natural history of syphilis, discussing its bacteriology, pathology and immunology. He uses quotations from medical literature to establish many of the points discussed, and these are excellently interlarded with the main text by the use of smaller type.

It is reasonable to say that every practitioner of medicine will inevitably benefit by a careful study of the chapter entitled

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