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January 1914


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From the Department of Medicine, Division of Pediatrics, Leland Stanford Junior University, San Francisco, Cal.

Am J Dis Child. 1914;VII(1):32-40. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1914.04100370049003

During the past two years, since the introduction of salvarsan in this clinic, more than one hundred and fifty luetic infants and children have been observed, and over seventy treated with salvarsan.

It is not the object of this paper to give merely a description of the various cases, many of them most interesting, but to discuss two classes of cases, with our results and conclusions. The first group is composed of patients with marked congenital lues, having positive family histories, clinical symptoms and triple + Wassermann reactions. The second group is composed of what we consider the marasmic type of luetic infant, as well as children from a year to sixteen years, with late luetic manifestations.

In the first, or active group, five typical cases, all under 3 months of age, were observed and treated with salvarsan, four directly and one indirectly. All had positive family histories, triple + serum reports

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