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May 1936


Author Affiliations

Secretary Regular Meeting, Oct. 16, 1935; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(5):925-936. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470110145015

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Deep Ulcerating Syphiloderm. Presented by Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby.

This man, aged 39, was first presented before this society in December 1925 (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.14:69 [July] 1926).

At that time the ulceration was extending rapidly in spite of all treatment, and a doubtful prognosis was made by the members present. Dr. Harold N. Cole suggested that injections of typhoid vaccine be used to supplement the other treatment. This was immediately done, and remarkable results were obtained. Arsphenamine, which had produced practically no effect, was efficient after the injection of typhoid vaccine. While there is marked deformity at present, the disease is apparently under control.


Dr. William Allen Pusey: This is an extremely interesting therapeutic result, and I am indebted to Dr. Ormsby for calling attention to this method of treatment.

Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby: The patient is presented because of the therapeutic result. When he

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