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February 20, 1932

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Venereal Diseases in General Practice: The Routine Management of Syphilis and Gonorrhoea Employed in the St. Thomas's Hospital Venereal Diseases Department.

JAMA. 1932;98(8):667. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730340075042

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This revised fourth edition is a valuable and practical publication not only for the general practitioner but also for the medical student. It is an excellent book for teaching purposes. A systematic complete examination of all patients is suggested rather than the partial instalment type of observation. The diagnosis of syphilis is taken up with the lesion proved syphilitic, followed by a differential diagnosis of any disorders with which it might be confused. Well chosen illustrations throughout the book give clear-cut typical examples of the lesions usually seen in venereal disease. Treatment of gonorrhea in the male is much the same as followed in the United States. The section on the treatment of gonorrhea in the female has been revised and enlarged. The author devotes some space to a discussion of stricture of the female urethra. Because of its frequency, this is an important phase in the diseases of the