H. EISENBERG, M.D.
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Cardiovascular syphilis is frequently a problem to the internist. Ten to 15 per cent of cases of recognized cardiovascular disease, Blumgart1 has estimated, are due to syphilis. Statistical studies by Moore2 and by Leiby and Callaway and their coworkers3 indicate that there are approximately 240,000 patients with syphilitic cardiovascular disease in this country at any one time and between 20 and 30 thousand die annually from it. Since the time of Ehrlich, the treatment of this disease has been a controversial matter, and remains so today notwithstanding the widespread and effective use of penicillin in therapy of early syphilis.
EISENBERG H. TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR SYPHILIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:71–78. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-1-71
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(1):71-78.
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