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March 20, 1948

Handbook of Diagnosis & Treatment of Venereal Diseases

JAMA. 1948;136(12):848. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890290038019

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This brings up to date the use of various therapeutic agents, especially penicillin, in the treatment of the various manifestations of syphilis and gonorrhea. Of the 362 pages in this book the first 203 are devoted to syphilis in all its phases. Although some syphilologists might take issue with the author in the treatment of some phases of syphilis, especially the meager space he has given to fever therapy, on the whole the subject is well presented. The book is well illustrated with 160 pictures, twenty of these in color, and mostly photographs of the various manifestations of the diseases. The chapters are well organized, the subject matter well outlined and the book easy to read. Besides syphilis and gonorrhea other conditions commonly referred to the venereal disease department, such as lymphogranuloma inguinale, balanoposthitis, genital warts and paraphimosis, are briefly considered. As the title states, it is a handbook dealing

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