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October 5, 1912

Syphilology and Venereal Disease.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(14):1318. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100086038

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While the title of this work would seem to indicate that it covers the whole subject of syphilis and the venereal diseases, it is really a treatise on syphilis, for of the 544 pages of text, 470 are given to syphilis and seventy-four to gonorrhea. The subject of chancroid is not considered, "venereal disease" apparently meaning gonorrhea and not comprehending the most venereal of all venereal diseases, the soft sore. The venereal diseases, therefore, aside from syphilis, are not adequately considered; but as a treatise on syphilis the work is entitled to high commendation. The author considers the subject from a broad point of view and successfully undertakes the exposition of syphilis as it occurs in all of the tissues of the body. The work is not simply a treatise on syphilis as a venereal and cutaneous disease, but covers thoroughly this disease in all of its manifestations. Indeed, if

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