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September 1931

Practical Methods in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Venereal Diseases, for Medical Practitioners and Students.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(3):529. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010538023

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Of the 600 pages of text in this book, we are interested in the 313 devoted to syphilis. The author has had an immense amount of experience in the management of syphilis, and the book is in the manner of the English clinician who knows all about the clinical manifestations of diseases and considers them from that standpoint. Not that the laboratory side of syphilis is neglected, for it is given in adequate detail; but the book is distinctly a clinical work on syphilis, and, as such, is to be commended, particularly in these days when one is inclined to forget that all of the facts of syphilis are not to be ascertained by the dark field and the test tube. Syphilis is not an abstraction to Lees; it is a human disease that is to be handled as a human problem; that is really the business of the

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