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Diathermy in the Treatment of General Paralysis and in Wassermann-Fast Syphilis.

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By SCHAMBERG JAY FRANK. , M.D., and BUTTERWORTH THOMAS. , M.D. (Am. Jr. Syph.. , 1932; , xvi:, 519.-534.)


Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(7):961. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-7-961_2
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Under malarial therapy for paresis, about one-third of the patients go into a good remission, one-third into a partial remission, and one-third show no improvement. The average mortality with malarial therapy is about eight per cent. The authors have treated 26 cases of refractory syphilis by means of fever produced by diathermy. Of nine paretics who completed the treatment, six, or 66 per cent, improved; three returned to their former occupation. The single case of taboparesis treated showed marked improvement as did also the one case of cerebrospinal syphilis. Of the three cases of tabes dorsalis, one was relieved of

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