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February 1947

Venereal Diseases in General Practice

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(2):308. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520020163022

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The book is a revised English edition of a Danish textbook on venereal diseases. This edition was completed immediately before the war and had just been printed when the German occupation of Denmark in 1940 broke off all communication between England and Denmark. The advances made in the treatment of venereal diseases, particularly the use of intensive methods of arsenical administration in syphilis, the use of fever therapy in gonorrhea and the use of penicillin in the treatment of both gonorrhea and syphilis, are outlined in a supplement to the general text.

In the discussion of syphilitic aortitis, exception may be taken to the simple statement that both arsphenamine and the metals are tolerated well, since this may be misleading; it is fairly generally accepted that more emphasis should be placed on initial treatment with metals and iodides prior to institution of arsenical therapy in the treatment of aortitis. The

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