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Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Twenty-Two Years of Serologic Observation in a Selected Syphilis Study Group

Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Twenty-Two Years of Serologic Observation in a Selected... Abstract Since 1932 there has been carried on a study of the outcome of untreated syphilis in the male Negro.* Although the primary objective of this study is the determination of the clinical outcome, this group of patients also furnishes valuable data on the serologic pattern of untreated syphilis. No serologic data are available for the period from the initial examination in 1932-1933 to the first follow-up examination in 1938-1939. Since 1939, however, annual serologic examinations have been attempted. The last examination, completed in December, 1954, extended the observation period to 22 years. The initial serologic examination in 1932-1933 was based on the Kolmer complement fixation and Kahn standard flocculation tests for syphilis, performed at the National Institute of Health. For the 1938-1939 and subsequent surveys serologic testing has been done by the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (formerly at Staten Island, N. Y., and now located at References 1. References 1 to 10. 2. Bonderlehr, R. A.; Clark, T.; Wenger, O. C., and Heller, J. R., Jr.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: A Comparative Study of Treated and Untreated Cases , J. Ven. Dis. Inform. 17:260-265 ( (Sept.) ) 1936. 3. Heller, J. R., and Bruyere, P. T.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: II. Mortality During 12 Years of Observation , J. Ven. Dis. Inform. 27:34-52 ( (Feb.) ) 1946. 4. Deibert, A. V., and Bruyere, M. C.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: III. Evidence of Cardiovascular Abnormalities and Other Forms of Morbidity , J. Ven. Dis. Inform. 27:301-314 ( (Dec.) ) 1946. 5. Pesare, P. J.; Bauer, T. J., and Gleeson, G. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Observation of Abnormalities Over 16 Years , Am. J. Syph. 34:201-213 ( (May) ) 1950. 6. Shafer, J. K.; Usilton, L. J., and Gleeson, G. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: A Prospective Study of the Effect on Life Expectancy , Milbank Mem. Fund Quart. 32:262-274 ( (July) ) 1954Crossref 7. Pub. Health Rep. 69:684-690 ( (July) ) 1954.Crossref 8. Olansky, S.; Simpson, L., and Schuman, S. H.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Environmental Factors in the Tuskegee Study , Pub. Health Rep. 69:691-698 ( (July) ) 1954.Crossref 9. Schuman, S. H.; Olansky, S.; Rivers, E., and Shafer, J. K.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Background and Current Status of Patients in the Tuskegee Study, to be published. 10. Olansky, S.; Schuman, S. H.; Peters, J. J., and Smith, C. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Twenty Years of Clinical Observation of Untreated Syphilitic and Presumably Nonsyphilitic Groups, to be published. 11. Peters, J. J.; Peers, J. H.; Olansky, S.; Cutler, J. C., and Gleeson, G. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Pathologic Findings in Syphilitic and Nonsyphilitic Patients , J. of Chronic Dis. 1:127-148 ( (Feb.) ) 1955.Crossref 12. Rivers, E.; Schuman, S. H.; Simpson, L., and Olansky, S.: Twenty Years of Follow-up Experience in a Long-Range Medical Study , Pub. Health Rep. 68:391-395 ( (April) ) 1953.Crossref 13. Kaplan, B. I., and Gleeson, G. A.: Results of Therapy of Syphilis in a Prison Population: I. Long-Term Clinical and Serologic Studies on Outcome of Therapy for Latent and Asymptomatic Syphilis, to be published. 14. Bruusgaard, E.: Über das Schicksal der nicht spezifisch behandelten Luetiker (The Fate of Syphilitics Who Are Not Given Specific Treatment) , Arch. Dermat. u. Syph. 157:309-332 ( (April) ) 1929.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Twenty-Two Years of Serologic Observation in a Selected Syphilis Study Group

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Abstract Since 1932 there has been carried on a study of the outcome of untreated syphilis in the male Negro.* Although the primary objective of this study is the determination of the clinical outcome, this group of patients also furnishes valuable data on the serologic pattern of untreated syphilis. No serologic data are available for the period from the initial examination in 1932-1933 to the first follow-up examination in 1938-1939. Since 1939, however, annual serologic examinations have been attempted. The last examination, completed in December, 1954, extended the observation period to 22 years. The initial serologic examination in 1932-1933 was based on the Kolmer complement fixation and Kahn standard flocculation tests for syphilis, performed at the National Institute of Health. For the 1938-1939 and subsequent surveys serologic testing has been done by the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (formerly at Staten Island, N. Y., and now located at References 1. References 1 to 10. 2. Bonderlehr, R. A.; Clark, T.; Wenger, O. C., and Heller, J. R., Jr.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: A Comparative Study of Treated and Untreated Cases , J. Ven. Dis. Inform. 17:260-265 ( (Sept.) ) 1936. 3. Heller, J. R., and Bruyere, P. T.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: II. Mortality During 12 Years of Observation , J. Ven. Dis. Inform. 27:34-52 ( (Feb.) ) 1946. 4. Deibert, A. V., and Bruyere, M. C.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: III. Evidence of Cardiovascular Abnormalities and Other Forms of Morbidity , J. Ven. Dis. Inform. 27:301-314 ( (Dec.) ) 1946. 5. Pesare, P. J.; Bauer, T. J., and Gleeson, G. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Observation of Abnormalities Over 16 Years , Am. J. Syph. 34:201-213 ( (May) ) 1950. 6. Shafer, J. K.; Usilton, L. J., and Gleeson, G. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: A Prospective Study of the Effect on Life Expectancy , Milbank Mem. Fund Quart. 32:262-274 ( (July) ) 1954Crossref 7. Pub. Health Rep. 69:684-690 ( (July) ) 1954.Crossref 8. Olansky, S.; Simpson, L., and Schuman, S. H.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Environmental Factors in the Tuskegee Study , Pub. Health Rep. 69:691-698 ( (July) ) 1954.Crossref 9. Schuman, S. H.; Olansky, S.; Rivers, E., and Shafer, J. K.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Background and Current Status of Patients in the Tuskegee Study, to be published. 10. Olansky, S.; Schuman, S. H.; Peters, J. J., and Smith, C. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Twenty Years of Clinical Observation of Untreated Syphilitic and Presumably Nonsyphilitic Groups, to be published. 11. Peters, J. J.; Peers, J. H.; Olansky, S.; Cutler, J. C., and Gleeson, G. A.: Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: Pathologic Findings in Syphilitic and Nonsyphilitic Patients , J. of Chronic Dis. 1:127-148 ( (Feb.) ) 1955.Crossref 12. Rivers, E.; Schuman, S. H.; Simpson, L., and Olansky, S.: Twenty Years of Follow-up Experience in a Long-Range Medical Study , Pub. Health Rep. 68:391-395 ( (April) ) 1953.Crossref 13. Kaplan, B. I., and Gleeson, G. A.: Results of Therapy of Syphilis in a Prison Population: I. Long-Term Clinical and Serologic Studies on Outcome of Therapy for Latent and Asymptomatic Syphilis, to be published. 14. Bruusgaard, E.: Über das Schicksal der nicht spezifisch behandelten Luetiker (The Fate of Syphilitics Who Are Not Given Specific Treatment) , Arch. Dermat. u. Syph. 157:309-332 ( (April) ) 1929.Crossref

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1956

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