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March 1944

The Modern Treatment of Syphilis

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(3):225. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510090071022

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This excellent book on the modern treatment of syphilis is the second printing of the second edition. The first thirty-two chapters are without change. Chapter 33, on Intensive Arsenotherapy of Early Syphilis, has been rewritten, and chapter 34, on Venereal Disease Control in the Army and Navy, has been added. The book was written with the collaboration of Drs. Kemp, Eagle, Padget, Goodwin and Reynolds, all of whom are members of the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University.

The book is a presentation of the current practice and results over a period of thirty years in the syphilis division of the medical clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Throughout his treatise the author emphasizes that "syphilis is primarily a medical, rather than a urologic, dermatologic, ophthalmologic, neurologic or pediatric problem," and is definite in his opinion that the major problems of diagnosis, management, treatment and complications should be

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