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February 1920


Author Affiliations

Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;1(2):139-150. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350020022003

INTRODUCTION  At the present day, syphilis of the liver may be said to be one of the most frequent of syphilitic visceropathies, at least so far as our present clinical and pathologic knowledge goes. McCrae1 is authority for the statement that he regards tertiary syphilis of the liver fully as common as tertiary syphilis of the nervous system. While this statement does not accord with the universal experience of other observers, the occurrence of syphilis of the liver is undoubtedly far more frequent than is generally supposed. When one considers that many cases of syphilis of the liver do not give rise to clinical symptoms and are demonstrated only at necropsy from the presence of old cicatrices, it becomes more evident that the unreported cases are probably greater in number than those in which postmortem and clinical findings are present. In this connection McCrae's figures are interesting. In an

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