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May 29, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(22):1710-1711. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670480040020

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The Congress of Internal Medicine  The annual session of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für innere Medizin was held in Wiesbaden, April 12-15, under the chairmanship of Professor Pässler of Dresden. The three main topics presented during the first three days of the session dealt with (1) the therapy of neurosyphilis; (2) the blood as a reflector of somatic processes, and (3) the pathology and therapy of asthma. The remaining papers or addresses (around 110) either treated subtopics of the main themes or were concerned with diseases of the nervous system, of the heart and kidneys, or of metabolism.

TREATMENT OF NEUROSYPHILIS  The papers on therapy of neurosyphilis were presented by Professor Spielmeyer of Munich and Professor Wagner-Jauregg of Vienna. Spielmeyer discussed, more particularly, theoretical researches on treatment of neurosyphilis. In neurosyphilis, tabes and general paralysis occupy a distinct position. They are not mere syndromes within the limits of neurosyphilis. The possibility

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