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September 1929

Handbuch der Haut-und Geschlechtskrankheiten

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(3):422. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440030148020

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This volume is an illustration of the complete way in which in this encyclopedia the whole subject of skin and venereal diseases is considered. Here is a volume of 1,033 pages of text devoted entirely to the social consideration of the venereal diseases. It is in three parts. The first part is devoted to the significance of the venereal diseases, the reason for their spread, their social injury, their economic burden, sources of infection, prostitution, alcohol in venereal diseases and similar topics. The last 100 pages of this part are devoted to the control of venereal diseases and are just as complete. The second part, 500 pages, is devoted entirely to the statistics of venereal diseases and covers every phase of this subject. The third part, 200 pages, considers the epidemiology of syphilis. The authors are men well known in their field, and each subject is considered in the thorough

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