The skeletal lesions of congenital syphilis have been exhaustively studied by European roentgenologists and pathologists, particularly in Germany and France, but in this country and Great Britain limited attention has been paid to this aspect of the disease. One seems justified, therefore, in attempting an exposition of this subject in English based on the study of roentgenograms of the bones of 102 patients with congenital syphilis, in 24 of whom gross and microscopic examination of pathologic material was made.
The histopathology of congenital syphilis of the bone is still obscured by many unsolved problems. Both pathologists and roentgenologists have entered into the controversy regarding many debatable points. In the following study, undertaken with the cooperation of certain members of the intern, pathologic and x-ray staff of the Babies' Hospital, which aims to be essentially practical, the controversial points will be touched on only lightly, since the object is to limit