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Karl Zieler, author of a textbook recently reviewed (Lehrbuch und Atlas der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten, (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.37:371 [Feb.] 1938), has published the third edition of his compendium, Grundriss der Geschlechtskrankheiten, revised and brought up to date by Georg Birnbaum, a former pupil.
Since gonorrhea is treated by dermatologists on the continent of Europe, the diagnosis and treatment of the disease are thoroughly covered in 55 pages. Although the book is intended for the general practitioner and student, the modern hyperpyrexia treatment of the complications of gonorrhea should also be mentioned. Instead, Birnbaum states that gonococci can be killed in vitro only by high temperatures, but are not destroyed in vivo.
While the discussion of chancroid covers 7 pages, that of lymphogranuloma venereum is given 2 pages only; Frei's name is not mentioned in connection with this disease, although his fundamental discovery is briefly described and
Grundriss der Geschlechtskrankheiten. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(6):1014. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480180180023