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October 1947

Penicillin in Syphilis

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(4):557-558. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520100153029

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Here is a timely and valuable book which should serve as a guide for penicillin therapy for all forms of syphilis. With penicillin gaining widespread usage it is fortunate that this monograph should appear to serve as a text for the proper mode of administration of penicillin and, what is more important, as a warning against errors in penicillin therapy.

Admittedly, no person or single group has had sufficient experience or time to gather adequate data on this vast subject. With that fact in mind, Moore has pooled the results of nationwide studies by forty-four groups and clinics, drawing from twenty-six civilian institutions as well as the medical services of the United States Army, Navy and Public Health Service rapid treatment centers.

This well organized book is divided into nineteen chapters, the first eight of which deal with the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicity and mechanism of action of penicillin. The reviewer

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