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December 1935

Studies of Lymphogranuloma Inguinale from Etiological and Immunological Points of View

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(6):993. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470060158019

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This monograph represents the work of a Swedish scholar in Stockholm, but it is in excellent English with nothing to suggest that Wassén does not think in English as well as in his native tongue. That fact in itself arouses admiration, if not envy, and is evidence of the fine scholarship of the author.

It summarizes the knowledge to date of lymphogranuloma inguinale. Wassén was associated with Hellerström, one of the pioneers in this field, and he shows a wide first-hand knowledge of the subject in this work. There is a brief historical account of the development of present knowledge of this new disease. The experimental work reported is extensive, and all the clinical facts of the disease are illustrated by detailed reports of twenty-five cases. Especial attention is given to pathology and immunology. The author's well established conclusions concerning the etiology of lymphogranuloma inguinale are embodied in the

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