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March 1948

Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of Venereal Diseases

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(3_PART_I):402. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520150124020

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Concise and well illustrated, this volume, composed of twenty-one chapters, contains many useful charts and tables. There are 203 pages devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of the various types of syphilis and 108 pages to gonorrhea and its complications. Chancroid, nongonorrheal vulvovaginitis, urethroscopy and a group of diseases included under the heading "Other Conditions Commonly Referred to Venereal Disease Departments" are each considered in separate chapters. The paper, printing and illustrations are of fine quality.

As indicated by the author, this book was designed to provide "... an introduction to the principles of diagnosis and treatment of the venereal diseases, suitable... for the elementary student, yet adequate for the needs of the busy practitioner...." The fact that it has gone through three editions since March 1944 is some indication of the demand for this type of text and the desire on the part of the author to keep it abreast

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