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March 7, 1966

Dermatologie und Venerologie: Einschliesslich Berufskrankheiten dermatologischer Kosmetik und Andrologie

JAMA. 1966;195(10):879. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100100131058

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This final part of Gottron and Schönfeld's ten-volume "little Handbuch" covers venereology, nonvenereal diseases of the genitalia, and related subjects. It should not be mistaken for the recently published, much more detailed, supplement volumes to the great Jadassohn Handbuch. That German zeal for encyclopedic scholarship should produce two undertakings of such magnitude is indeed remarkable. The present work suffers by comparison with its giant predecessor, as well as with current textbooks of venereology, since it lacks both the didactic qualities of a good text and the comprehensive detail necessary in an encyclopedia. It does, however, provide a concise, up-todate reference source with excellent illustrations and bibliographies.

About a third of the book is devoted to syphilis, another third to the other venereal and nonvenereal diseases affecting the genitalia, and the remainder to sections on prevention and control of venereal disease, statistics, sex education, sexology, and serology. Despite the large number

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