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The Relation of Acquired Syphilis to Insanity. A Critical Digest

  • W. R. Dawson (a1)
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Modern opinion as to the nature of syphilis regards it as an exanthematous fever, with a period of incubation, a stage of efflorescence, and an epoch of sequelæ, and in fact diverging in no essential from the type of its class save in its more protracted course, by which peculiarity all other seeming variations can be explained. If the periods of incubation and efflorescence be taken as one, each stage of the disease may be said to have its own characteristic nervous phenomena, including psychoses; and this fact may serve as a basis for the classification of the syphilitic insanities.

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The Relation of Acquired Syphilis to Insanity. A Critical Digest

  • W. R. Dawson (a1)
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