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November 1942

Modern Treatment of Venereal Diseases

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(5):781. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500170165029

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This little book is the result of many years of experience of a man who up to the time of his recent death was one of England's outstanding authorities on venereal diseases. As is inevitable in so brief a treatise the author is inclined to be dogmatic. When founded on his own experience, his preferences in treatment are the result of authoritative critical analysis. Unfortunately, however, he has included suggested treatments for lymphogranuloma venereum and the care of arsenical drug reactions, such as "hemorrhagic encephalitis," which are obviously the result of hearsay rather than experience. Apart from such minor exceptions, the author has condensed within a brief space a great deal of carefully sifted information.

In general, his principles of treating syphilis are in accord with those of the Cooperative Clinic Group in the United States. He favors continuous rather than intermittent alternating courses of arsenical and bismuth drugs. He

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