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January 1932

Report of the Laboratory Conference on the Serodiagnosis of Syphilis Convened at Montevideo by the Institute for the Prevention of Syphilis of Uruguay, September 15th-26th, 1930.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(1):194. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020202021

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This is a summary, fortified by many tables, of the conference on methods of serodiagnosis of syphilis. The meeting itself and this report are extremely valuable as representing a world-wide consideration of the subject and the conclusions drawn therefrom. The whole may be summarized in the following paragraphs taken from the report:

"The results obtained at the Montevideo Conference completely agree with those reached at the Copenhagen Conference in 1928, where the best of the precipitation tests were demonstrated to be superior as regards sensitiveness and equal as regards specificity to the B.-W. reaction and its modifications. The majority of serologists taking part in the Montevideo Conference agreed that, in the hands of Professor Kahn himself, the Kahn `standard' test, which (as was the case also at the Copenhagen Conference) proved to be absolutely specific and extremely sensitive, was the best of those demonstrated at the Conference.

"Müller's clotting test

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