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February 20, 1937

Aspectos de la séfilis congénita en nuestro medio

JAMA. 1937;108(8):669. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780080063032

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This is an earnest and serious study of one of the most important and often neglected aspects of v,enereal diseases: congenital syphilis. In their respective capacities as director of a children's hospital and physician in a children's dispensary in one of the largest South American cities, the authors speak authoritatively on their chosen subject. Among 20,000 case reports from Montevideo hospitals, dispensaries and private practice, 200 cases of congenital syphilis were found; i. e., 1 per cent for the group as a whole, and 1.45 per cent for 3,242 infants. Another Uruguayan writer, Burghi, quoted much higher figures: 11.8 per cent among 1,231 infants; but Morquino gave only 0.26 per cent for 3,000 infants, Navarro 3.18 per cent, and Infantozzi's obstetric clinic shows 3 per cent among 7,822 births in the period 1929-1933, Garcia San Martin's 2.44 per cent among 6,949 births in his clinic, Canzani 0.66 per cent among

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