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January 1938

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

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(1):164. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480070167022

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Of the 608 pages in this book, 297 are devoted to syphilis, 10 to chancroid, phagedena, inguinal bubo and ulcerative conditions of the genitals and 242 to gonorrhea. The portion pertaining to gonorrhea is not considered in this review.

The book is small, the pages containing much less reading matter than those of an average textbook. As may be surmised, the chief fault with this book is that it is too brief. Neither the medical practitioner nor the student will be able to find in this book all that he needs to know, even though the authors have done well in treating so briefly such an important subject. Many of the photographic illustrations are poor. The work is well presented, and emphasis is placed on each phase of the subject in proportion to its importance.

The Edinburgh group treats the subject of syphilis much as do American writers. They are

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