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September 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;10(3):399. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360270130014

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The last 133 pages of the latest edition of Morton's popular text is of interest to the dermatologist, dealing as it does with chancroid, erosive and gangrenous balanitis, granuloma inguinale and syphilis. Chancroid is considered in a comprehensive fashion, with particular emphasis on its complications and treatment. In the light of recent work by Brams and Pilot, it is questionable whether the erosive and gangrenous balanitis should be unequivocally defined as a venereal disease, as is done by the author. The discussions of these diseases and of granuloma inguinale are brief but sufficient.

The section on syphilis contains a comprehensive survey of the many aspects of the disease, considering the limitations of space in a text of this type. The author discusses the clinical side extensively, not only from the standpoint of cutaneous lesions but from that of visceral involvement as well. The laboratory procedures are fully described. The author

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