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March 1935

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(3):387-388. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460210098011

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EVALUATION OF SERODIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR SYPHILIS IN THE UNITED STATES  At the request of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the United States Public Health Service is extending assistance in a study for the evaluation of the various modifications of the tests for the serum diagnosis of syphilis in use in this country. Serologists of the United States who have described an original serologic test or a modification of such a test have been invited to take part. A committee consisting of two clinical pathologists, two syphilologists and two officers of the Public Health Service is in charge of the arrangements.Unlike the serologic conferences which have been conducted under the auspices of the League of Nations, this project will not bring the serologists together to perform their tests at a central laboratory. The committee has arranged to send about 1,000 comparable samples of blood and 200 similar specimens of

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