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March 25, 1911

SODIUM CACODYLATE IN TERTIARY SYPHILIS: REPORT OF A CASE

JAMA. 1911;LVI(12):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560120037017
Abstract

As comparatively few cases of tertiary syphilis treated with sodium cacodylate have been reported, and as wide-spread interest has been awakened in the treatment of syphilis with arsenical compounds by Ehrlich's new discovery, I wish to report the following case:

History.  —J. L., aged 27, presented himself for examination and treatment at the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital Sept. 28, 1910, complaining of faucial irritation, for which he sought relief. He was referred to the throat department, where he was examined, and the following history obtained: About June 15 an indurated sore developed on the glans penis just back of the corona, followed in a few days by other sores on the body of the penis. Four weeks later there developed the eruption, followed by the faucial irritation from which he sought relief.

Examination.  —The posterior pharyngeal wall was found ulcerated with two or three deep-seated ulcers on the buccal

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