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A CASE OF BRAIN SYPHILIS

Nathan B. Eddy, M.D.
JAMA. 1913;61(14):1296. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350150052018.
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The course of the case of brain syphilis previously reported by me1 has been interesting and for correctness a further report is necessary.

Previous History.  —The previous report stated that the patient, F. M., aged 34, married, a laborer, having a positive syphilitic history, was admitted to the hospital Dec. 28, 1912, in coma with convulsions and a transient left-sided hemiplegia. He had a strongly positive Wassermann and was treated by repeated injections of salvarsan, neosalvarsan and mercury salicylate. For the time being his recovery was complete and on Feb. 8, 1913, he was discharged from the hospital, apparently in perfect health. During February and the first part of March the patient returned weekly for intramuscular injections of mercury salicylate, one grain being injected each time. About the first of March he went to work in an iron foundry.

Second Attack.  —April 14, 1913, while at work, be suddenly

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