WHAT ABOUT VD? by Phyllis S. Busch


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We're not sure that it's necessary to lead off by introducing first germ theory, and then all the major body systems effected by VD (there are diagrams of lymphatic, circulatory, and skeletal organization); nor does the vague statement that history may have been effected by the fact (unknown to us) that Napoleon, Hitler, and Mussolini were all syphilitics seem called for. Otherwise, this is the most precise description of VD symptoms, detection, and treatment we've seen. Busch gives statistics on VD as a public health problem, pays attention to the lesser known (but increasingly prevalent) varieties, and outlines in detail the ways in which syphilis and gonorrhea may, or may not, be detected. Busch's classroom manner won't replace more discursive or persuasive manuals, but is worth considering as an easy, medically oriented treatment.

Pub Date: May 30th, 1976
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Four Winds