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January 30, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(5):411. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780050067026

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To the Editor:—  In connection with the review of my book "Syphilis Sive Morbus Humanus" (The Journal, Dec. 5, 1936, p. 1915): If it is of no interest to the general practitioner that two conditions such as yaws and syphilis are proved identical, if it would be of no interest to the profession of the United States and the world to expunge from our textbooks the monstrosity called yaws, then I am no judge of what is important and what is not. Yet your reviewer admits that the points here are proved and patronizingly commends my "zeal."The American Medical Association should be interested in getting the truth about this important subject to the 100,000 or so physicians of the United States and Canada instead of expecting one physician to bear the whole load, as I have done for many years.The Association's stand as regards the second item of

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