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January 1939

La syphilis du système nerveux: Pathologie générale, thérapeutique et prophylaxie

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(1):190. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480190193021

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Abstract

A distinguished syphilographer, a teacher and a dermatologist as well as a neurologist, the author has an experience of thirty years in research in and in treatment of syphilis.

Remarkable for the scope of knowledge revealed and its keen analysis and coherence, this monograph represents a school of thought in neurosyphilis which, it is predicted, will constantly add new converts.

The work is divided into five parts, dealing with (1) the cerebrospinal fluid and syphilitic meningitis, (2) the etiology of syphilis of the nervous system, (3) its pathogenesis, (4) its treatment and (5) its prophylaxis.

Three things are attempted:

1. Sézary maintains and defends a pathogenic doctrine, supported clinically and histologically and by biologic reactions and therapeutic results, which considers the site of infection in the nerve tissue and the reactions of the host, and not especial characteristics of the pathogenic microbe, as responsible for the elements which accord to

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