Syphilis in Mental Deficiency*

  title={Syphilis in Mental Deficiency*},
  author={W. V. Macfarlane and C. Schofield},
  journal={The British Journal of Venereal Diseases},
  pages={138 - 141}
per cent. of idiots suffered from inherited syphilis. Equally conflicting have been the results of attempts to determine the part played by syphilis in producing mental deficiency. Jeans and Butler (1914) estimated the incidence of mental deficiency to be five times more common in congenital syphilitics than in the general community. According to Stokes and others (1944), Benda and Tadgell (1942) suggested that 40 to 50 per cent. of the feebleminded with congenital syphilis owe their mental… Expand
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Excerpt The prevalence of all forms of congenital syphilis has declined remarkably in the penicillin era, and only three reports of congenital neurosyphilis have been found in the English literatur...
Klassische Serologie der Syphilis


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