This valuable treatise belies its name. It not only deals with the rarer manifestations of syphilis, but also covers the entire subject.
The first half of the book consists of an orderly presentation of our present knowledge of the disease; the remainder is taken up with the more unusual types. The method is excellent from the standpoint of the student, as all but the barest outline of the clinical manifestations of the disease is included in the second portion, which is classified by anatomic systems. This has enabled the author to paint an unusually clear and vivid picture of the routine case in the first section, unencumbered by detail and variants.
The laboratory side of the problem is excellently presented, the sections on the spirochete, the Wassermann and other serologic and chemical tests being unusually clear and concise. In this connection, I wonder how many of us would dispose of