JAY A. ROBINSON, M.D.; HAROLD L. HIRSH, M.D.; WILLIAM W. ZELLER, M.D.; HARRY F. DOWLING, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Prior to March, 1932, only symptomatic measures were available for the treatment of gonococcal arthritis. At that time, it was observed during a course of fever therapy for syphilis that the gonococcal arthritis also present had improved.1 Further studies confirmed this original observation and fever became the accepted form of therapy. Several years later the sulfonamides were introduced and most recently penicillin became available. Since these three methods of treatment have received extensive trial at the Gallinger Municipal Hospital, it appeared worthwhile to review these cases. They have been analyzed in the present paper, with particular reference to the efficacy
ROBINSON JA, HIRSH HL, ZELLER WW, DOWLING HF. GONOCOCCAL ARTHRITIS: A STUDY OF 202 PATIENTS TREATED WITH PENICILLIN, SULFONAMIDES OR FEVER THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:1212–1223. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-6-1212
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(6):1212-1223.
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