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January 1940

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(1):157-168. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490070160020

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Abstract

Recent Periostitis Developing During Treatment of Late Syphilis. Iridocyclitis (Old) with Secondary Glaucoma. Presented by Dr. Leo Spiegel.  E. S., a woman aged 38, presented from Bellevue Hospital, has an infection of unknown duration. It was first discovered on Jan. 24, 1938, when the patient came to Bellevue Hospital with an active iridocyclitis of the left eye believed to be of syphilitic origin when examined in the ophthalmic department. On January 25 the Wassermann reaction was 4 plus. The patient had no treatment prior to this time. Since that day she has received thirty injections of a bismuth preparation and twenty-five injections of arsenicals (sixteen of arsphenamine and nineteen of mapharsen) in the syphilis clinic. The iridocyclitis responded promptly to antisyphilitic treatment.On Feb. 10, 1939, while under treatment, the patient began to complain of an aching pain in both shins, worse at night and in the early morning. Exercise

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