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March 26, 1910

Skin and Venereal Diseases: Miscellaneous Topics.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(13):1081. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550390063031

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The literature of a great number of subjects is reviewed, but in a very interesting manner. In the department of skin and venereal diseases pellagra, now much to the fore, is given considerable space and our knowledge concerning it is very well summarized. Leprosy and what is called leprophobia, on account of a recent case in Washington and New York, are given considerable attention. The vaccine treatment of gonorrhea, syphilis and its serodiagnosis, and a group of diseases called syphiloid whose nosology is now looming up in the literature are treated interestingly. In the miscellaneous department are included the subjects of heredity, the autoprotective mechanism of the body according to the theory of Sajous (a most interesting one), alcoholism, longevity, necessity of autopsies, medicoethical and medicolegal questions, the birthrate, matters concerning the profession at home and abroad, and many others, all going to make up an interesting summary of the

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