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June 11, 1887

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CLINICAL HISTORY OF SYPHILIS.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(24):649-652. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391490005002
Abstract

This paper is based upon the clinical records of a number of syphilitic affections. They all present one or more unusual or exceptional features, which, in the author's opinion, make them worth reporting. The interest which such a record of cases can claim is that of contributing to the certainty of diagnosis and prognosis.

Case I.—Syphilitic Iritis—Amaurosis of both eyes of central origin—Recovery under specific treatment—Fatal progress of the brain disease.

Mr. G., a farmer, 50 years of age, was brought to my office practically blind. About two months ago the sight of the left eye began to fail gradually, while since six weeks the right eye had become sore and weak. He has been in nearly total darkness for a week. He is a person of low intelligence and hence difficult to examine. His wife claims that for the past week or so his mind has been less clear

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