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November 19, 1932

L'hérédo-syphilis; clinique et thérapeutique.

JAMA. 1932;99(21):1803-1804. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740730067036

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This little volume, a clinical compend on prenatal syphilis, presents in curiously orthodox and quite complete fashion the generally accepted facts regarding prenatal syphilis. The French pediatric point of view is conspicuous by its absence or is toned down to unobtrusiveness. Only in the preface does the elder Hutinel indulge in a few brief lines on syphilis as a diathesis and a brief reference to the controversy between Latin and Anglo-German syphilology on the extension of the influence of syphilis on growth and development beyond the second generation. In the body of the text it is distinctly disappointing to find "syphilis hereditaire larvée" dismissed with two or three paragraphs. Undoubtedly the large intuitional element, which many believe has been overextended in diagnosis by the French school, explains the inability to be more concrete in definition. Examination of the child discloses only possibilities and probabilities. It is on the striking and

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