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July 1940

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(1):186-192. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020187010

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Abstract

Symposium on Syphilis 

Interpretation of Serologic Reactions Based on a Nationwide Survey.Dr. Francis E. Senear.  The interest in the serology of syphilis has perhaps not kept pace with the interest in the more general phases of the subject, so far as the medical profession at large is concerned and particularly with respect to the public. However, the field has become just as complex as that of the therapy of syphilis.Since 1923 three meetings have been held under the direction of the League of Nations for the purpose of making a study of the various tests used in the diagnosis of syphilis. At the third meeting, held in Uruguay in 1938, it was concluded that the Kahn test was the best. The American Society of Clinical Pathology, however, recognizing that a number of tests developed in the United States had not been adequately represented, asked Surgeon General Parran to arrange

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