With Parran's book heads and shoulders above all the others on the subject, specifically of syphillis, this for the first time levels the gun at gonnorrhea as well. Five times as prevalent, it seems a vital disease to eradicate. Acquisition, manifestation, transmissibility, cure, eradication and incidence -- each step is covered. The author questions the value of government service, urging the use of private physicians. But he recognizes the ineffectual way in which it has been handled to date. Good eye opener, though a bit repetitious, a bit sketchy and not too well written.