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There is room at present for a treatise that summarizes our present knowedge of syphilis. The study of syphilis has been so intensive in these last few years, so much knowledge is accumulating, so many men who are entitled to be heard are expressing their views on moot points, that we need new synopses of the subject at short intervals, and that man does a service who gives us a good one. Hazen has done this service. He has given us, if not a magnum opus, a book that is worthy to be called a treatise on syphilis. The entire subject has been covered, and the work takes on an encyclopedic character from the fact that he has enlisted the cooperation of many authorities who have written on topics with which they are especially familiar.
To enumerate only the chief contributors: Reasoner has written on infection and immunity; Dunlap, on
SYPHILIS. A TREATISE ON ETIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS, PROPHYLAXIS AND TREATMENTS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(3):409. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350090138018