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October 1942

The Modern Treatment of Syphilis

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(4):617-618. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500160151019

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The first edition of this splendid book appeared in 1933. Since then it has been completely revised and enlarged and contains a large amount of new and valuable information. The late Dr. Jarold E. Kemp revised the entire manuscript and contributed to many of the chapters. Indeed, the author says the book "might much more appropriately be known by the authorship of Moore and Kemp with the collaboration of Eagle, Padget and Goodwin."

The author lists eighteen major items of new interest, including two new chapters and complete revisions of several others. Minor items of new information are also scattered throughout the book.

The book is carefully written and clearly expressed and is based on an experience with 35,000 cases of syphilis at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. There is such a wealth of information that it is difficult for the reviewer to do more than mention a few of the

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