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The Value of Simple Laboratory Tests in the Diagnosis of Neuro-syphilis as compared with the Wassermann Reaction.

  • S. Grossman (a1)
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The complement-fixation test, or, as it is known more popularly, the Wassermann reaction, was at one time considered the only reliable laboratory test for the diagnosis of neuro-syphilis. It is a complicated biological reaction, and requires expert knowledge, theoretical and practical, before any deductions can be made as to whether a patient suffers from neuro-syphilis or not. In the majority of cases the cerebro-spinal fluid has to be sent to a special pathologist attached to some general hospital, and in many cases it means sending the fluid to other towns.

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The Value of Simple Laboratory Tests in the Diagnosis of Neuro-syphilis as compared with the Wassermann Reaction.

  • S. Grossman (a1)
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