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October 1956

The Nonvenereal Diseases of the Genitals

AMA Arch Derm. 1956;74(4):455. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550100123028

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Now that the incidence of venereal diseases has declined so sharply, the nonvenereal diseases affecting the genitalia are assuming increasingly greater importance in dermatologic practice. This book by Callomon and Wilson is altogether timely and most welcome, particularly since it is the first book on the subject in English. German editions by the senior author appeared in 1924 and 1928.

The subject matter is divided into three parts—two dealing with cutaneous and subcutaneous diseases, the third covering diseases of the lower urogenital tract, as urethritis, epididymitis, etc. The material is well organized and the presentation of it is clear, with emphasis on practical phases such as cause, differential diagnosis, and treatment of the numerous entities affecting the genitalia. Included are the many infections, affections, ulcerations, atrophies, new growths, etc.

The differing viewpoints with regard to the various atrophies are well summarized, as is the position of the

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