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December 1926

Modern Clinical Syphilology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;14(6):747-748. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370240114014

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Stokes' work on syphilis may be said to justify the high anticipations of those who have known it was in course of preparation. It is a highly valuable contribution to the subject and has certain features which give it the stamp of originality in both form and substance. No one else has used the same approach to the subject of syphilis, and we know of no other approach which equals Stokes', in the manner in which it, first, gives a broad orientation of the subject and, second, fills in the details so that their bearing on the problems in hand is brought out.

The plan of the work may be suggested by an analysis of the table of contents: The first five chapters are devoted to a broad consideration of the general facts of syphilis from pathology to treatment; that is, to the principles of syphilology. After this orientation of

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