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June 1932

Studien über die Veränderungen der Nachgeburt bei Lues.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1182. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021218026

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This monograph is a reprint of the last number of volume 6 of a series of studies from the Pathological Institute of the University of Helsingfors, Finland. It begins with a review of the literature covering twelve pages. Then follows a short statement of the author's choice of patients and the technic of his investigation, which consumed three years and included thirty-nine syphilitic pregnancies, twenty-one nonsyphilitic controls and records of a thousand births during the year 1930. Among these were eleven additional cases of syphilis. The problem was to determine which of the anatomic pathologic changes in the afterbirth can be reliably ascribed to syphilis and used as diagnostic signs. At the same time Olin studied the effect of antisyphilitic treatment of the mother on the changes in the afterbirth.

His material was divided into three groups: Those who were infected before conception and had received treatment, those who

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