This monograph, a translation from the Danish, constitutes a unique and important contribution to syphilology. Lomholt has utilized the extensive clinical and serologic material of the University Clinic of Dermatology of the Rigshospital, Copenhagen, and the State Serum Institute of Denmark. Thanks to the intelligent thoroughness of the Danish attack on syphilis, it was possible to follow large numbers of patients over long periods and to derive statistical information regarding changes in the spinal fluid in syphilis which is probably not available elsewhere in the medical literature.
The findings are of value in understanding the development and course of neurosyphilis and lead to certain conclusions regarding treatment. The book is divided into two parts: The first, comprising one hundred and sixty-eight pages, deals with the changes in the spinal fluid during the three stages of syphilis and in latency, with catamnestic studies of the course of these changes. The total