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April 1927


Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(4):701. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130160153015

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This book, edited by Jadassohn, with sections by many of the outstanding men in Germany, is an extremely complete volume on the subject. It discusses in detail all the various phases of the transmission, clinical aspect, outlook and treatment of congenital syphilis. The cuts are fine and well chosen, and the bibliography is extensive. The book is fitted more for reference than for any other purpose and will be found complete in any line in which one wishes to seek information on the subject. The reviewer does not know of any phase of congenital syphilis that is not well and adequately taken up in this treatise. The prophylaxis of congenital syphilis is well treated by Boas of Copenhagen. This is a new subject and one that probably will receive more attention in the future. It has the attributes that usually are found in German books—thoroughness, a large bibliography

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