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September 13, 1913


Author Affiliations

Physician to the Neurological Institute of New York NEW YORK

JAMA. 1913;61(11):860-866. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350110042013

If all that has been written on the subject of syphilis were collected and made readily accessible a lifetime would probably be too short in which to peruse it. What excuse have I then for adding to it? Have I something to say that will add to the sum total of our knowledge of it, and which shared with you will combat the disease more successfully? I have definite views concerning the treatment of syphilis based on a very large experience with the important clinical display of syphilis, that of the nervous system, which are not generally accepted, but which should be accepted that syphilis may be successfully treated. I do not mean to say that these views are original, for I know that they are taught by many progressive syphilologists. They are not held by the rank and file of the profession, however, if I may judge from an