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May 21, 1910

A System of Syphilis.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(21):1723. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550470063017

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This volume contains 250 pages. In it Osler and Gibson of Oxford write on "Visceral Syphilis;" Mercier of Charing Cross Hospital, London, on "The Clinical Aspects of General Paralysis;" Castellani of Colombo, on "Yaws;" S. B. Atkinson of the Inner Temple, London, on "Medicolegal Aspects of Syphilis;" E. M. Brockbank, London, on "Syphilis and Life Assurance;" Haldin Davis of Paddington Green Children's Hospital, London, on "Serum Diagnosis of Syphilis." This volume is thus distinctly a British statement of the subjects considered; for all of the writers on syphilis are Britons except Osler, and Osler, to our loss, the British have appropriated.

Osler and Gibson's contribution constitutes a good brief monograph on syphilis of the viscera. It gives a summary of our knowledge of this subject, but we miss the complete consideration of the topics which their importance justifies. The subjects, however, are covered fully, if briefly, and with its abundant

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