This work of convenient size contains an amazing amount of material, and presents concisely every aspect of syphilis. It tends to be a compilation, and other authors have written a few chapters. The text is well illustrated by photographs, photomicrographs and colored plates. Many of the legends preach unforgettable sermons.
The text is valuable in enabling students and practitioners to obtain a bird's-eye view of the disease and become familiar with general principles. The most valuable feature is that of diagnosis, which is incorporated throughout the early chapters and not confined to the one so designated. Syphilis in the negro is discussed.
The size of the text would permit, and its value would be enhanced by inclusion of more of the refinements of syphilologic practice. Individualization of patients for treatment and more detailed study of contraindications to and complications of therapy are of such great practical importance that more space