At the meeting of this Section last year1 I called especial attention to syphilis as a non-venereal disease, as observed in marital syphilis, hereditary syphilis, and that acquired by means of innocent extra-genital infection; the latter in social and industrial life, in the care of children, and in professional care of the sick. The instances where the disease has been in some manner innocently acquired, which have fallen under my personal observation and care, now number many hundreds, and there are constant additions. The subject of marital and hereditary syphilis is a large and interesting one, but must be illustrated on another occasion. At present it is desired to call attention to the rather frequent occurrence of extra-genital infection, as indicated by the relatively considerable number of eases which have come under my care in private and public practice during the past year, or rather since Jan. 1, 1900.
BULKLEY LD. NOTES ON RECENT CASES OF EXTRA-GENITAL SYPHILITIC INFECTION.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(2):98–103. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480020028001h
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