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June 1938

Handbook on Social Hygiene

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(6):1096. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480120162031

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There has long been a recognized need for a source book on the various aspects of social hygiene. The editors of this volume were fortunate in securing the whole-hearted cooperation of eminent authorities in the respective phases of the subject.

The book includes material on the campaign against syphilis and gonorrhea, by Dr. William F. Snow; the history and the cutaneous manifestations of syphilis, by Dr. Howard Fox; the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis, by Dr. W. Bayard Long; syphilis of the nervous system, by Dr. I. S. Wechsler, and the medical aspect of syphilis, by Dr. I. Ogden Woodruff. In addition, there is a chapter on prenatal and congenital syphilis and a number of chapters on gonorrhea by prominent authorities.

The paper, the printing, the illustrations and the format of the book in general are excellent. All in all, it is a book that is needed, and the work

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