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Lymphogranuloma venereum; epidemiological, clinical, surgical and therapeutic aspects based on a study in the Caribbean.

W. D. Mortimer Harris, MD
JAMA. 1963;183(3):223. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700030099030.
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This book, which presents a general review of lymphogranuloma venereum and an interesting picture of the incidence of this disease in Jamaica, was written by a team of authors who have made an on-the-spot study over a period of years in this Caribbean island. The authors start with a general background of the island and its residents and the occurrence and distribution of the disease in the population.

The clinical, pathologic, laboratory, and epidemiologic features are discussed rather fully, and a frank comparison is made of the authors' findings and those of other authors. Use of chemotherapy is explored at length, and indications for certain types of surgical therapy are discussed. Of course, the details of surgical procedures are not presented. Differential diagnosis and possible complications are also described.

The chapters are written individually by different members of the team, and there is a certain degree of repetition. The black


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