Medical Study in Paris

1852 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
indurated, the glands suppurate almost inevitably, and when the seat of the pus is opened, the suppuration furnishes incontestable marks of virulence. In the indurated chancre of the urethra, which is the most important to recognize, the affections of the glands are inevitable and necessary ; several glands are affected at once, and they remain indolent and do not suppurate-upon alb which conditions, I shall have occasion to return hereafter. Finally, if all these conditions have not been
more » ... have not been appreciated-if these signs have not been seized upon, either because we have arrived too late or because they have been overlooked, we can have the certitude, that if the patient has been attacked with blennorrhagia symptomatic of chancre, six months will not pass without the appearance of the accidents, if the constitutional affection has taken place. We shall have next to examine whether, as a last resource, it is not better to wait this length of time to give a diagnosis, than to cause the patient to undergo, during the same period, a mercurial treatment which, after all, does not afford more certainty.
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