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150 years ago: Sarsaparilla therapy in syphilis. Practitioner July/August 2020;264(1839):30

150 years ago: Sarsaparilla therapy in syphilis

24 Jul 2020Registered users

The antisyphilitic effects of sarsaparilla depend upon the dose in which it is given. The treatment has been in use for a quarter of a century at least in the Leeds Infirmary and no one has yet published the results. The cases in which sarsaparilla is most useful are cases in which the system is thoroughly infected with syphilis, during the tertiary and visceral modes of its appearances.Two cases will do to illustrate my opinions.

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