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June 1999

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(6):643. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-6-dac8006

VOL. XVII.

JUNE, 1899.

NO. 6.

THE TREATMENT OF SYPHILIS.

BY DR. B. LAPOWSKI

DISCUSSION

DR. KLOTZ said it was extremely difficult to discuss a paper which touched upon almost all the doctrines and questions regarding syphilis, which, as is well known, were a great many. He should therefore, mention only a few points.

The speaker said it seemed to him that after all the most serious question that confronted us at the present time in the treatment of syphilis was this: How to avoid, in later life, manifestations of syphilitic disease in the nervous system of our patients. When one took a trip to Ward's Island and saw there 5000 insane people, of whom in the neighborhood of 3000 had paresis, and while syphilis perhaps could not be positively postulated as the only cause for paresis, it was undoubtedly true that a large portion of those cases of paresis gave a history of having had syphilis.

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