The literature since 1922 has contained numerous reports of the use of bismuth in the treatment of patients with syphilis. A few excellent papers have appeared on the treatment of congenitally syphilitic persons with this drug, but the number of cases reported has been few. Cajal and Spierer1 were among the first to treat children with bismuth, and in 1923 they reported eight cases in which treatment was administered with favorable results. Belding2 noted a favorable effect on the Wassermann reaction of the blood in eight children. Beretervide and Thénon3 reported the use of the drug in twenty-four children, and Bentivoglio4 in sixteen. Nardi5 reported on the good results obtained during three years' experience in treating children between the ages of 3 months and 4 years with the drug. Wright6 recently reported results from the treatment of fifty-four children between the ages of 2
BRONSON ML. THE USE OF BISMUTH IN THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL SYPHILIS. Am J Dis Child. 1928;36(6):1136–1143. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920300045004
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