HAROLD COMONFORT DENMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Flockemann,1 whose comprehensive review of the literature of pulmonary syphilis was published in 1898, stated that "the existence of pulmonary syphilis in the adult has not been proved to be very probable." This statement has been doubted by other writers on the subject. Rössle2 believed that the frequency of pulmonary lues in the adult is under-estimated and reported twenty-five cases which he himself had observed. Allison3 stated that "Syphilis of the lung in the adult is unquestionably rarely encountered. However it is not so rare as pathologists would lead us to believe, and conversely, not nearly so common as some
DENMAN HC. Syphilis of the Lung12: Report of a Case with Autopsy Findings. Ann Intern Med. ;5:895–906. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-7-895
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(7):895-906.
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