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May 1929

Die Behandlung der quartären Syphilis mit akuten Infektionen, Dr. Berthold Kihn.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(5):1225-1226. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210230239022

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Abstract

One can do hardly more in attempting to review this work than call attention to its extraordinary completeness. Twenty-three of the 316 pages of text are given to a consideration of the specific treatment of paresis, all the rest being devoted to a consideration of fever therapy in all imaginable aspects. The author considers the febrile method so much superior to the specific methods of treatment that he is able to dispense with a further discussion. One may criticize, however, the fact that he has apparently not taken into consideration, either through his own experience or through reading of the American literature, the effect of pentavalent arsenic such as tryparsamide. This is a defect in the consideration of the whole problem in the treatment of paresis.

On the other hand, when it comes to a consideration of the febrile methods, one can find no fault. It is a treatise that

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