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November 1944

The Management of Neurosyphilis

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By Bernard Dattner, M.D. Price $5.50. Pp. 420, with 40 figures, charts and tables, and comprehensive bibliography, author and subject indexes. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1944.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(5):354. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510170068024

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Abstract

This monograph on the management of neurosyphilis is an outgrowth of lectures to postgraduate students. It starts, therefore, with basic information and proceeds gradually to cover the entire field of problems which arise in the treatment of the various forms of neurosyphilis. The book is divided into two parts. The first deals with the technics of withdrawal and examination of spinal fluid; the interpretation and evaluation of the different spinal fluid tests and a discussion of the relationship between spinal fluid findings and clinical status of the patient follows, and the section ends with a discussion of the spinal fluid syndromes characteristic for the various clinical types of neurosyphilis and of the atypical humoral syndromes.

The second part deals with methods of treatment, their application and results. The author first describes in detail all the therapeutic procedures at present in use for the treatment of neurosyphilis. He then

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