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August 5, 1933

Ėtudes cliniques de syphiligraphie.

JAMA. 1933;101(6):471. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740310055034

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This is not a complete treatise on clinical syphilis but a discussion of various important and interesting problems connected with the diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of the disease. The author has divided his work into fifteen compact, readable chapters. The first deals with the proper method of obtaining a history from the patient, pointing out the voluntary and the unintentional errors. The diagnosis of the chancre is discussed, medicolegal aspects, the importance of dates in the history of the patient, how to avoid errors in chronology, and its bearing on the prognosis and on the type of treatment best suited to the case. The second chapter contains a simple, clear treatment of the question of infectivity before the chancre is observed and the contagiousness of occult syphilis. In the chapters that follow, the author studies critically the clinical forms of syphilis without chancre, the evolution of syphilis of the central

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