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April 2005

THE ACQUISITION OF SYPHILIS PROFESSIONALLY BY MEDICAL MEN

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MARKBERNHARDTMD

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(4):418. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.4.418

THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES

VOL. XXIII.

APRIL, 1905.

NO. 4.

The first was a physician. . . . [W]hile circumcising a man suffering with chancre of the foreskin, he slightly wounded himself. . . . 

One of my patients was infected while attending the confinement of a woman. . . . The following history then came to light: The doctor had been bitten, as he said, by a pet parrot and three days afterwards he was called to a confinement case. . . . The doctor thought he had his wound perfectly sealed with collodion and cotton. The child born seemed perfectly healthy, but shortly after birth developed well marked symptoms of syphilis.

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