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November 1942

SYPHILIS: A REVIEW OF THE RECENT LITERATURE

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE

From the Syphilis Division of the Medical Clinic, the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;70(5):836-915. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200230149011
Abstract

The material for this article has been selected mainly from publications which have appeared from November 1941 to July 1942. As in previous reviews,1 it has been necessary rigidly to select material. Because of the scarcity of journals from Europe there is a striking decrease in the number of foreign articles reviewed. The extensiveness of the literature on massive dose arsenotherapy necessitates its condensation into tabular form.

HISTORY OF SYPHILIS  A brief history of syphilis is outlined by Kilduffe.2 Arguments for and against the origin of the disease in the New World are discussed dispassionately, and its dissemination throughout Europe in the fifteenth century is described in graphic style. Interesting side lights and anecdotes make this article a readable summary, although the more recent control procedures designed to make syphilis "the next great plague to go" appear to have been slighted.In his excellent biography of Columbus Morison

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