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Progress in Pediatrics
June 1931

V. THE OSSEOUS LESIONS OF CONGENITAL SYPHILISSUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS IN ONE HUNDRED AND TWO CASES

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(6):1411-1418. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940120148017
Abstract

SCOPE  From February, 1923, to January, 1930, an attempt was made to secure an x-ray picture of the long bones of every patient suspected of having congenital syphilis admitted to the wards or the outpatient department of the Babies' Hospital. In a great many of the cases serial x-ray pictures were obtained while the patient was under observation, which permitted one to follow the evolution and involution of lesions of the bones and to secure roentgenograms shortly before the death of many patients, which in numerous instances permitted a comparison of the x-ray picture with the gross and microscopic pathology.No routine attempt was made to secure evidence of osseous syphilis by roentgenograms of any bones except the humerus, radius, ulna, femur, tibia and fibula; but in a study of more than 1,500 x-ray pictures, chiefly from the Babies' Hospital, many of them followed serially, I have under fortuitous circumstances

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