IT MAY seem strange to some of our readers that a journal which but recently dropped the name syphilology from its title should now devote an entire issue to the subject of syphilis. However, this month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Wassermann test. The announcement of the test in 1906 by Wassermann, Neisser, and Bruck exerted such a profound effect upon mankind that the Archives deemed it altogether fitting to devote a special commemoration number to the occasion. Among the contributors are men who have been in the fortunate position to observe at first hand the direct effects of the discovery. They were invited to comment upon them and to reminisce a bit. They have done so graciously and most interestingly, and the members of the Editorial Board are deeply grateful to them for their cooperation.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WASSERMANN TEST TO MANKIND
COLE HN. Editorials. AMA Arch Derm. 1956;73(5):423–425. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550050001001
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