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May 1938

Les gastropathies des syphilitiques.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(5):845-846. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180100155020

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This is a well written monograph dealing with syphilitic lesions of the stomach. Little original work is presented, but the subject is extensively reviewed. The bibliography contains 537 references. The author clearly states that his purpose in preparing the review was to clarify some of the more important diagnostic points of gastric syphilis and not to emphasize the occurrence of such lesions. Collecting data reported by twenty-three writers since the publication of Chiari's report in 1885, he compares the relative incidence of proved syphilitic lesions of the stomach according to: (1) the incidence with regard to other gastric conditions, (2) the incidence in known syphilitic patients, and (3) the postmortem incidence of syphilis of the stomach. The author reviewed the various available classifications of gastric lesions of syphilitic origin and presents a simple but complete original classification, which should prove of merit. The major portion of the monograph deals with

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