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November 1940

Séro-diagnostic de la syphilis: Etudes comparatives de la sensibilité et de la specifici de différentes réactions actuellement employées

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(5):992. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490170242029

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This book is a study of the serologic tests of the blood and spinal fluid performed in the Central Laboratory of the western part of Norway. The period of study was from June 1935 to August 1939. To that laboratory are sent the blood and spinal fluid of patients in many institutions.

The author discusses in detail the flocculation and complement fixation tests. The flocculation tests employed were: the standard Kahn test, the Kahn microscopic test, the Meinicke clarification test, the Meinicke microscopic test, the two modifications of the Müller test, the Kline diagnostic and exclusion tests, the Eagle test, the Rytz test and the Chediack test. Some of these are little used in America. The technic and reagents required for the performance of each test are explained in detail.

The results obtained with these tests are given in the text and in eighty-nine tables and eleven diagrams. The bibliography

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