CLOUGH TURRILL BURNETT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES A. RYMER, M.D.
The subject of this paper, cardiovascular syphilis, offers an interesting example of a tendency to search for the new while at times forgetting the old teachings. Aortic aneurysm appears after the introduction of syphilis into Europe subsequent to the return of Columbus and the occupation of Naples by the army of Charles VIII in 1495. Some sort of association with syphilis was mentioned by Fernelius in 1542, by Vesalius in 1557, and by Paré in 1582, who associated aneurysm with the "French disease." Morgagni (1682-1771) noted the association of aortic disease with syphilis. He first described a case of heart-block
BURNETT CT, RYMER CA. CARDIOVASCULAR OBSERVATIONS IN 215 NEUROSYPHILITICS1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:327–342. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-3-327
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(3):327-342.
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