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May 11, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(19):1878-1881. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.62810190016008b

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It has been the hope of most of those who are interested in treatment of gonorrhea, from the standpoint both of cure of the patient and of social protection, that some type of treatment could be devised which would be so safe, simple and efficient that it could be called a "standard form of treatment." The Cooperative Clinical Group studies were of so much value in revealing the relative merits of different forms of treatment for syphilis that the Male Clinical Committee of the American Neisserian Medical Society attempted, through the questionnaire method among its members, to reach some uniform stand regarding the treatment of gonorrhea. So successful were the results of this inquiry that a scheme of treatment was worked out for this disease in the male which looked as though it would accomplish the purpose. Then came sulfanilamide to make the plan look, for a season, as though

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