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March 1937

Syphilis and Its Treatment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(3):558. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470210184022

There is in this book much that is commendable and a good part that will meet with disapproval, especially from the modern school of syphilotherapists. It is a personal book, apparently written from a large experience. Hinton gives both sides of controversial questions, yet he clearly states his own position, which in the main is conservative, often very much so. "I recommend that mercury be included in the treatment of every case of syphilis—those who are too eager to give up mercury invite a repetition of the mistake that was made in prematurely accepting arsphenamine as a drug that would cure all syphilis." His treatment of early syphilis differs only in minor details from the generally accepted procedures; not so his treatment for latent syphilis and late manifestations. His views on latent syphilis, which he prefers to call asymptomatic tertiary syphilis, are influenced largely by Bruusgaard's statistics, according to

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