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In a letter which accompanies this volume, Dr. Dohi, who is professor of dermatology in Tokyo, says that for several years he has been engaged in making an historical study of the progress of medical science in the Orient, especially in Japan and China, and that he will continue this as his life work. It is an historically worth while undertaking, and the results of the work of so eminent a man should prove of great interest. The volume under consideration is a part of the undertaking. It promises well for the other studies.
The first part concerns the historical study of syphilis. We hear so much about the origin of everything in China long before its discovery elsewhere that it is interesting to find that Dohi agrees with the Columbian origin of syphilis, and traces its introduction into China and Japan and the far East from the voyages of
Beitrage zur Geschichte Der Syphilis Insbesondere Ueber Ihren Ubsprung und Ihre Pathologie in Ostasien. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(6):920–921. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370120150017
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