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August 11, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(6):411-412. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700060045024

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Convention of the Dermatologic Society  The twenty-fourth national convention of the Società di dermatologia e sifilografia was recently held in Rome under the chairmanship of Professor Bosellini, director of the Clinica Dermosifilopatica.

EXPERIMENTAL SYPHILITIC SUPERINFECTION  The first main topic, experimental syphilitic superinfection, was divided into three subtopics, the first (general considerations) being presented by Professor Truffi, director of the Clinica di Padova, who concluded that a superinfection in a syphilitic person is possible in the primary stage and in the beginning of the period of secondary incubation.The second subtopic, experimental syphilitic superinfection in the animal, was handled by Dr. G. Armuzzi of Padua, who concluded that the rabbit infected with syphilis remains syphilitic throughout life and that by inoculating it with a different strain of spirochetes it is frequently possible to produce a superinfection; that it is possible to sterilize a syphilitic animal, particularly by the early administration of

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