JOSEPH EARLE MOORE, M.D.
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If early syphilis is properly treated, late syphilis will almost, even if not quite, disappear. That early syphilis is not being properly treated is obvious from the fact that late syphilis is not disappearing. On the contrary, in every urban American community syphilis heads the list of reportable communicable diseases, and of the cases reported, more than half are late cases.1
The proper treatment of early syphilis is of importance from three standpoints: that of the individual patient; that of the public health; and that of the public expense. The individual patient requires proper treatment in order to accomplish "cure"
MOORE JE. THE CONTINUOUS METHOD OF TREATMENT OF EARLY SYPHILIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:30–42. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-1-30
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(1):30-42.
Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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