From mercury to malaria to penicillin: the history of the treatment of syphilis at the Mayo Clinic--1916-1955.

@article{Sartin1995FromMT,
  title={From mercury to malaria to penicillin: the history of the treatment of syphilis at the Mayo Clinic--1916-1955.},
  author={Jeffrey S Sartin and Harold O Perry},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={32 2 Pt 1},
  pages={255-61}
}
Between 1916 and 1955 the Mayo Clinic became recognized as one of the premier institutions specializing in the treatment of syphilis. First under the direction of John H. Stokes (1916-1924) and later Paul A. O'Leary (1924-1953), its Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, together with the members of the Clinical Cooperative Study Group, oversaw the establishment of standardized methods for the administration of the existing arsenicals and the introduction of new therapies. Malaria therapy… CONTINUE READING