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July 15, 1933

Moderne Therapie der Neurosyphilis mit Einschluss der Punktionstechnik und Liquor-Untersuchung.

JAMA. 1933;101(3):237. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740280057045

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This monograph is an expansion of a series of lectures given by the author to English-speaking students. It bears a foreword from Wagner-Jauregg, under whose direction much of the author's work has been done. The major emphasis of the book is, as might be expected, on the fever treatment, particularly with malaria, of dementia paralytica. Comparatively little space is devoted to other methods of treatment or to the application of various types of treatment to other forms of neurosyphilis than dementia paralytica. The contents include descriptions of the technic of lumbar and cisterna puncture, of serologic tests on spinal fluid and their interpretation, of treatment methods (fever by various agents, chemotherapy, subdural treatment); of the application of these methods to and the results obtained in dementia paralytica, tabes, and cerebrospinal syphilis; and a discussion of the pathogenesis, prophylaxis and immune relationships of neurosyphilis. On the whole, the book is complete,

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