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July 23, 1927

COEXISTING ACTIVE SYPHILIS OF THE LARYNX WITH ACTIVE PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

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New York From the Medical Service of Dr. William J. Pulley, the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College.

JAMA. 1927;89(4):284. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690040001009a
Abstract

History.  —F. R., a man, aged 55, single, born in Germany and twenty-three years in the United States, came to the medical clinic, May 29, 1925. His occupation for the past few years was that of a clothing cutter, before which he had been a butcher, commencing that pursuit when a boy.He had had a hard chancre twenty-five years before, for which he was treated intermittently. The Wassermann reaction had been negative twice and positive once. Twenty years before admission the patient acquired a gonorrheal urethritis, from which he recovered in four weeks. Nineteen years before admission he had an acute purulent otitis of the left ear, and the recovery was uneventful in about six weeks. Five years before admission he had a skin syphilid, proved by a positive Wassermann blood test at the time. For years the patient had had a slight cough and stated that a

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