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March 1952

SYPHILIS: A Review of the Recent Literature

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA; WILMINGTON, DEL. With the Collaboration of Frank W. Reynolds, M.D., and T. Guthe, M.D., Geneva, Switzerland

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(3):464-519. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240030113013

GENERAL THERAPY OF SYPHILIS  FROM the maze of articles appearing on the therapy of syphilis, a crystallization of opinion is being evolved. It would take more space than is available or advisable to cover in detail the various techniques of treatment. We will, therefore, merely refer to the interested reader some of the numerous discussions,183 and detail the schemes of therapy for syphilis as advised by a representative committee of experts from the United States. Curtis and a country-wide group of syphilologists184 have attempted to formulate specific treatment schedules which they recommend for the various phases of syphilis. Although no documentation for the recommended systems is appended, this hand-picked group has tried to reflect the consensus of the literature along with their personal viewpoints. The dosage schedules compiled are as follows:In connection with Schedules 1, 2, and 3 listed in the table or Schedules A, B,

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