[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
October 14, 1933

PRECIPITATION TESTS FOR SYPHILIS

Author Affiliations

Hagen-Delstern, Westphalia. Director, Serologischen Instituts und der Lungenheilstätte Ambrock.

JAMA. 1933;101(16):1254-1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740410056026

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor:  —In an article in The Journal, August 12, page 542, Dr. Israel Weinstein presents his view of the history of the scientific development of the precipitation tests for syphilis. He apparently discovered an official confirmation of my priority in that part of medical science in the exhibit of the United States Public Health Service at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition. He gives a list of scientists who published descriptions of precipitation tests for syphilis before I did in 1917. But he forgets to add that those tests never were approved of as reliable in practical laboratory work. None of my predecessors were able to get results of practical value with their methods. My reaction, the description of which was published in 1917, was the first one that proved to be of practical value. That is the main point. I was the first to show that it

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×