oa South African Medical Journal - The response to antisyphilitic treatment in the Bantu

Volume 19, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Mention is made of 156 Natives treated on Van Dyk Mine during three years, 39 of which were Wassermann-tested over periods ranging from 4 to 15 months. These are illustrated on the accompanying table. Some observations of mine medical officers on Bantu syphilis are shortly summarised. A report on the cases treated on Van Dyk Mine is included. Comment is made on the ready response of the Bantu to antisyphilitic treatment.

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