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Vesalius was the first to describe the pituitary, and in his "De Corporis Humani Fabrica" he named it the "glans pituitam excipiens"; he believed that this gland secreted the nasal mucus [ill] phlegm). However, Galen many years before him knew of this gland, and judging from its well...
In an article entitled "The Wassermann Reaction in Children and Infants," Churchill1 states that a positive serum reaction was found in thirty-nine of 101 children examined. The cases were taken "mostly at random" from a large hospital for children. There was a family or past history of...
There is probably no modern means of diagnosis of greater importance than the Wassermann reaction. This not only enables one to be certain of the existence of syphilis in many doubtful conditions, but also to exclude syphilis in many cases where formerly it was suspected. It is the consensus of...
Stimulated by the discovery of the cutaneous skin test for tuberculosis, numerous observers, notably Wolff-Eisner, Neisser and Meirowsky, attempted to obtain a similar reaction specific for syphilis. These investigators used syphilitic extracts of liver, but their results on the whole were...
During the period extending from November, 1911, to January, 1913, there were treated in the Babies' Hospital thirty-four cases of hereditary syphilis by salvarsan alone. In all this series of cases the injections were given intravenously at the bend of the elbow. The technic was as follows:...
During the past year we have treated with salvarsan eighteen children who were suffering from congenital syphilis. Our results as regards the Wassermann reaction were so surprising to ourselves that we searched the literature to ascertain the results of others and found so few reports controlled...
One of the great disadvantages in the study of the digestive disturbances of infancy is our inability to determine quickly the quantity of fat present in an infant's stool. Qualitative tests, while of value, do not suffice, for under normal conditions we may encounter neutral fat, free fatty...
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