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February 1944

A Synopsis of Clinical Syphilis

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By James Kirby Howles, B.S., M.D., M.M.S., Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Price $6. Pp. 667, with 121 illustrations and 2 color plates. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1943.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(2):156. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510080068022

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This well bound booklet has a convenient size of 7½ by 5 inches (17.5 by 12.5 cm.) and is printed in easily readable type on good glossy paper. The material is divided into three sections. The first section has nine chapters and deals with general considerations of syphilis. It contains material on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of acquired syphilis. Section II deals in twelve chapters with syphilis of the various organs and systems. Section III has four chapters, on the epidemiology of syphilis, on syphilis and pregnancy, on congenital syphilis and on organization of a syphilis clinic.

In the relatively small book the whole field of syphilis is thoroughly treated; there is also included discussion and appraisal of recent subjects, such as massive arsenical therapy. In regard to the latter subject, the author shares the opinion of those investigators who consider this method of treatment

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