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October 8, 1892

Genito-Urinary and Venereal Diseases.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(15):440. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420150024005

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This little volume is one of the students' quiz series in process of publication by Lea Brothers & Co. It is perhaps likely to be useful to the student during the cramming process preceding examination, but it is very apt to lead him into serious error if he remembers much of its teachings after entering practice. Quiz compends should contain few dogmatic assertions; this one is full of them. The statement is made, for example, that total extirpation of the involved glands prior to suppuration in chancroidal bubo, is not apt to prove successfnl. On the contrary, when properly done, it is quite often successful.

Another point worthy of attention is the absolute and unequivocal condemnation of the electrical treatment of stricture. There is a tendency to follow arbitrarily the teachings of Keyes. It may not be known to the author, but there are other authorities on genito-urinary diseases whose

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