PAUL S. FANCHER, F.A.C.P.
That syphilis of the stomach is a comparatively rare lesion is well substantiated by the familiar statistics quoted by Bockus,1 Stokes2 and many others. That the diagnosis of the condition is made more frequently than formerly, as asserted by Kauvar and Kauvar,3 is probably correct. Better diagnostic methods, together with less rigid diagnostic criteria, support this observation. However, their observation that series of cases rather than isolated cases are now reported is not true of the American literature of the last few years. The paucity of American literature since 1940, in contrast to like periods of the past two decades,
FANCHER PS. SYPHILIS OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:240–248. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-1-240
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(1):240-248.
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