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The diagnosis of late syphilis

Series Title(s):
Syphilis
Contributor(s):
Cole, Harold N.
United States. Public Health Service.
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : U.S. Public Health Service, [1943]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Syphilis -- diagnosis
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
This film describes and shows the effects of late-stage syphilis, including lesions all over the body, collapse of the bridge of the nose, and bone problems. It emphasizes that only examination of spinal fluid can confirm the condition, though symptoms including disorientation, physical impairment, and ocular problems may seem obvious. One type of syphilis affecting the cardiovascular system requires other forms of examination and diagnosis. In congenital syphilis, facial deformities are common, as is deafness. Taking a thorough medical history from patients thought to have congenital syphilis is critical, as is careful examination of mouth and nasal tissues and other aspects of physical exam. The film recommends widespread blood testing of the population to identify most cases of syphilis, and suggests when and how to begin treatment. It also recommends keeping current with U.S. Public Health Service publications about syphilis.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Related Title(s):
Syphilis
Extent:
014 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
General direction, W. Allen Luey ; production, Howard Ennes ; medical consultants, Harold N. Cole, et al.
Provenance:
Received: as a donation from the United States Public Health Service.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
100890389 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Syphilis
Contributor(s):
Cole, Harold N.
United States. Public Health Service.
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : U.S. Public Health Service, [1943]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Syphilis -- diagnosis
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
This film describes and shows the effects of late-stage syphilis, including lesions all over the body, collapse of the bridge of the nose, and bone problems. It emphasizes that only examination of spinal fluid can confirm the condition, though symptoms including disorientation, physical impairment, and ocular problems may seem obvious. One type of syphilis affecting the cardiovascular system requires other forms of examination and diagnosis. In congenital syphilis, facial deformities are common, as is deafness. Taking a thorough medical history from patients thought to have congenital syphilis is critical, as is careful examination of mouth and nasal tissues and other aspects of physical exam. The film recommends widespread blood testing of the population to identify most cases of syphilis, and suggests when and how to begin treatment. It also recommends keeping current with U.S. Public Health Service publications about syphilis.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Related Title(s):
Syphilis
Extent:
014 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
General direction, W. Allen Luey ; production, Howard Ennes ; medical consultants, Harold N. Cole, et al.
Provenance:
Received: as a donation from the United States Public Health Service.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
100890389 (See catalog record)