syphilologist


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syph·i·lol·o·gist

(sif'i-lol'ŏ-jist),
One who specializes in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of syphilis.
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He indirectly and candidly began answering Burritt by admitting that the AICP's follow-up work in Columbus Hill's black community had aided the work of the Vanderbilt Clinic (and thus the careers of syphilologists like himself at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons), to the point that "We have now a two-story building given over to us and we have now separate waiting rooms for men, women, and for our pregnant mothers and children." Still, he noted that even with all the changes, the Clinic's "Social Service Dept.
(28) This understanding likewise sheds light on the anger and silence with which older physicians and syphilologists, who remember the medical controversies and practices of the period, often greet discussion of the study.
According to Reverby, inclusion in the Tuskegee Study required that "they tested positive for the disease using the Wassermann test." Syphilologists were cognizant of the pitfalls of their serologic tests.