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December 22, 1917

INTRASPINAL TREATMENT OF SYPHILIS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: ANOTHER VIEW

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK Major, M. R. C., U. S. Army; U. S. Army General Hospital No. 1 (Presbyterian Hospital, New York) FRANCE

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(25):2092-2093. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590520014006
Abstract

In a recent address, Sachs1 throws discredit on the principles and practice of intraspinal injections in the treatment of syphilis of the central nervous system. It had been arranged that the other side of the subject should be presented by me during the session at which Dr. Sachs made his address, but orders into active military service prevented.

It is naturally impossible to refer to the records and notes on the cases under my care for the past eight years, so that this communication must necessarily be in general terms. In a recent article,2 however, are published the details in the treatment of cases which represent examples of practically all stages of the disease. As I was naturally interested in the welfare of my patients, both the bedside and the laboratory features of each case were accurately recorded. To neglect either one is not in accord with the

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