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Specificity of Spirochetes in Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Presented by Dr. Louise Pearce of the Rockefeller Institute, New York City (by invitation).
The study of experimental syphilis in the rabbit permits of the investigation of numerous problems which have an important bearing on the disease in human beings, since many factors concerned in the experimental infection are known and can, to a greater or a lesser degree, be controlled. Under these circumstances, therefore, an interpretation of the effect or significance of such factors is possible. In syphilis of man, the study of cause and effect is extremely complicated and it is often difficult to arrive at any conclusion as to conditions which favor or which prevent the occurrence of one form of the disease or another.The conception of specificity, as applied to strains of S. pallidum, was founded on clinical observation and has largely centered
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