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November 1943


Author Affiliations


From the Syphilis Division of the Medical Clinic, the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(5):635-706. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210110072006

The material for this article has been selected from publications which have appeared from July 1942 to June 1943. As in previous reviews,1 it has been necessary rigidly to select material, excluding comparative serologic studies and most case reports. The number of European journals available for review is negligible, but the deficit is offset by the growing interest of Latin American authors in the subject. Because the war has focused attention on the prevention of syphilis, especially among the armed forces, there is an increased number of articles on control of the disease.

HISTORY OF SYPHILIS  A fascinatingly readable account of syphilis as disclosed in the writings of the Elizabethan playrights and pamphleteers has been contributed by Zimmermann.2 Important historical points are clarified and a vivid picture of daily life in Renaissance Europe depicted. The customs of these times, crude, rough, even bawdy, are portrayed in such a

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