JAMES S. MCLESTER
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The tendency of Syphilis to pro duce vague clinical pictures, difficult of recognition, was to the preceding generation of physicians proverbial. Today, however, much of the obscurity which formerly shrouded the manifestations of this disease has been cleared up by the routine use of the Wassermann test, and because of the resulting ease of recognition in its commoner forms, syphilis is no longer looked upon as a potent cause of obscure illness. This change of attitude is not, I submit, entirely justified, as is evidenced, I believe, by clinical experience as well as the well known fact that syphilis, especially
MCLESTER JS. The Influence of Syphilis upon the Course of Other Diseases1. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:348–351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-4-348
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(4):348-351.
Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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