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March 1942

Syphilis en zwangerschap.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(3):634. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010030204021

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Of late years the great importance of efficient treatment of syphilis during pregnancy has come to be fully understood among obstetricians and pediatricians. The present work is a carefully considered study of a large number of Chinese and Indonesian women who were cared for at the clinic in Batavia. It is interesting to the American physician to learn that the incidence of syphilis in both of these groups of women in the Netherlands East Indies is considerably less than it is in two large American clinics in which large numbers of colored women are treated.

For diagnosis the Wassermann reaction is given the most weight but is controlled by the Sachs-Georgi, Kahn or Meinicke reaction. Among 1,381 Chinese women, syphilis was found in 105, or 7.6 per cent. Among 2,371 Indonesian women, syphilis was found in 145, or 6.1 per cent. The symptoms and the details of treatment are fully

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