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June 16, 1956

The Nonvenereal Diseases of the Genitals: Etiology, Differential Diagnosis and Therapy

JAMA. 1956;161(7):664. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970070096029

It may seem trite to state that this book fills a long-felt need, but it does that precisely, and in commendable fashion. It is the first book in English on the subject. There were German editions by the senior author in 1924 and 1928. There are three parts to the book, two dealing with cutaneous and subcutaneous diseases affecting the genitalia and the third covering diseases of the lower urogenital tract. The scope is comprehensive, covering all phases but especially the cause, differential diagnosis, and treatment of all types of infections, affections, atrophies, ulcerations, neoplasms, etc. The genital manifestations of diseases such as Behcet's and Stevens-Johnson syndromes and of other systemic diseases and of rare conditions are considered fully. Thirty-eight pages are devoted to nongonococcic urethritis. There is a chapter devoted to general therapy that is up-to-date. The illustrations are in black and white. Nonvenereal diseases affecting the genitals are

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