Fort Wayne, Ind., April 24, 1899.
To the Editor:
—In the Journal of April 22, Dr. Harry Greenberg, Milwaukee, reports a case under the above title, but this is a misnomer. It ought to be called "a non cured clap." An injection of a 1 to 2 per cent. solution of nitrate of silver would, in twenty-four hours, have cleansed the field, and the discharge would have revealed the gonococcus. This should always be done, before a patient can be said to be cured, and I even make culture experiments with pleuritic serum; this makes the diagnosis doubly sure. The physician ought always to be sure of his diagnosis; if he does not know how to handle a microscope or make culture experiments, let somebody do it who does.