In the special literature concerning blood transfusion there are few accounts of syphilitic infection in patients produced by transfusion. It seems to me, therefore, that the description of such a syphilitic infection is of great interest. Two cases are reported here; the first one occurred in a patient at Moscow, and the second in a patient at Nancy. These two cases solve the double question concerning the infectiousness of human syphilitic blood and the possibility of hematogenous syphilitic infection, syphilis without ulcus durum, the so-called "syphilis d'emblée."
REPORT OF CASES
A widow, aged 33, entered the State Hospital of Venereal Diseases on March 22, 1927, complaining of severe headaches and arthralgia with aggravation in the evening and also of an exanthem on the body. The past history showed that the menstrual periods had been irregular since she was 15 years old. She married at the age of 27,