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May 6, 1933

Medizinische Praxis: Sammlung für ärztliche Fortbildung.

JAMA. 1933;100(18):1456. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740180078035

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Stadler treats syphilis of the heart and blood vessels in a short monograph organized along conventional lines with emphasis on clinical considerations. The changes in the small vessels during the primary and secondary stages of syphilis are presented briefly, and scant consideration (one page) is given the cardiovascular aspects of congenital syphilis. Slightly more than half of the text is devoted to syphilitic aortitis. Like others of its kind, this monograph suffers from lack of appreciation of the growth in knowledge of the pathology of syphilis that has occurred in the past twenty years. Thus the pathology of syphilis of the myocardium is that of Virchow, recognizing only gummatous and fibrotic forms. The histologic changes in syphilitic myocarditis the author considers to be of no practical interest (page 7). Much more complete treatment is accorded syphilitic aortitis, with good descriptions of the medial lesions, but here the author labors under

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