Remembering the old maxim, that "art is long, experience deceptive, and judgment difficult." I herewith offer some questions which are not clear to my mind in the light of my present knowledge:
1. Is syphilis a curable disease, or is it possible to eradicate all the syphilitic germs from a syphilitic? 2, Is not a person once a syphilitic always a syphilitic? 3. Is the germ of tertiary syphilis the same as the germ of secondary syphilis, and also the same germ that causes the chancre? or is their virulency modified by removal from the chancre? 4. Is it possible to inoculate a non-syphilitic by semen, or secretions from a tertiary syphilitic, and produce a syphilitic chancre? 5. Should syphilitics marry? and when?
In the light of my present knowledge, I believe syphilis is not an entirely curable disease. While it may be modified by specific and timely treatment, I