Taschenbuch der Knochen- und Gelenktuberkulose (Chirurgische Tuberkulose) mit Einem Anhang: Die Tuberkulose des Ohrs, des Auges und der Haut. Ein Leitfaden für den Praktischen Arzt

1921 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
This monograph is considerably smaller than the wel l \x=req-\ known book of Nonne on "Syphilis and the Nervous System," but it is a more complete work on the treatment of neurosyphilis, to which 160 pages are devoted. It is based on the detailed study of 8,000 cases observed during a period of twelve years. The chief aims of the author are: To make clear the manner in which syphilis first attacks the nervous system; to show how specific treatment promptly and properly applied may save the
more » ... d may save the patient from permanent involvement of the central nervous system and under other conditions actually favor and further the development of "metasyphilitic" affections, and finally, to give detailed directions for treatment at all stages. He believes that many untreated patients later develop tertiary syphilis of some organ, while early treatment, not repeated in time or to sufficient extent, favors localization of the disease in the more inaccessible meninges, with subsequent development of metasyphilitic disease. It is, therefore, all important to be on guard and treat promptly the early and latent meningeal involvement, and if this is done he is con¬ fident that further syphilitic disease of the central nervous system can be avoided. The author is a firm believer in
doi:10.1001/jama.1921.02630220056038 fatcat:tryw7dto55dtbotpb32tbtxvxu