JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor:
Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.
The report of the committee appointed by the Medical Society of the
County of New York to suggest methods for the prophylaxis of venereal disease
is an interesting document. It was presented in abstract at the last meeting,
November 25, of the Society, and we are enabled to give its salient points
by anticipation. Each of the usually suggested methods for the repression
of prostitution and its inevitable consequences is discussed, and the preventive
measures that can be applied with promise of success, considering the ethical
temper of our people, are especially dwelt on. The committee has not been
led into impracticabilities, either by the difficulty of the subject or by
the urgent need for action that is felt by every medical man who considers
seriously the dangers to public health at present pharisaically overlooked.
PROPHYLAXIS OF VENEREAL DISEASE.. JAMA. 2001;286(21):2643. doi:10.1001/jama.286.21.2643