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October 19, 1889

The Physician's Leisure Library, Series IV. Syphilis of the Nervous System

JAMA. 1889;XIII(16):577-578. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401120035014

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The medical public is always glad to hear from one of its most honored exponents in this country, Dr. H. C.Wood, and if, therefore, an interest be awakened by the announcement of a new brochure bearing the above title, we can assure our readers that they will find no cause for disappointment in a perusal of the particular volume in question. There are few physicians who are in a position to speak more authoritatively upon this subject than Dr. Wood, who has reached the conclusions herein set forth from a study of 2,000 cases of nervous disorders associated with syphilis. Among the many points of interest made by the author is this one: That there is a syphilitic insanity which exists without obvious meningeal disease, and is capable of being cured by antisyphilitic treatment, in support of which view a table of illustrative cases is given with regard to the

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