THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES
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.