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In comparison with the second edition, the third may be described as "more meat on a smaller skeleton." Condensation has been achieved by increased use of fine print and deletion of less important material, for some of which the reader is referred to previous editions. The excellent illustrations and text figures have been reduced in number from 973 to 911. Two chapters remain of the same size and six, including a new one on penicillin therapy, have added 99 pages, while sixteen chapters have been shortened a total of 119 pages. The chapter on the examination of the patient, illustrating methods popularized by Stokes and now well known, have been deleted, although at least one illustration has been used elsewhere. The material in the entire text has been brought up to date, and a chapter on the preliminary results of treatment of syphilis by the wonder drug penicillin appears for
Modern Clinical Syphilology: Diagnosis, Treatment, Case Study. JAMA. 1945;127(8):493. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860080065027
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