NORBERT ENZER, M.D.; G. V. HALLMAN, M.Sc.; ELEANOR A. CONWAY, B.A.; LOIS HYSLOP, B.A.
The diagnosis of syphilis by serological methods has become universal. Indeed, the tendency on the part of clinicians is to rely solely, or almost so, on the findings of the serologist. In hospital practice it is becoming common to have a serological test performed routinely on all patients. In our experience this is excellent practice, and a good axiom for adoption would be "a reliable serological test for syphilis should be performed on every new patient." In a large percentage of instances the clinical discovery of a previous syphilitic infection is well-nigh impossible, and a thoroughly reliable test will uncover
ENZER N, HALLMAN GV, CONWAY EA, HYSLOP L. A Comparison of the Diagnostic Value of the Wassermann, Kahn and Micro-Precipitation Tests for Syphilis1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1028–1035. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-8-1028
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