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January 12, 1918

A STRADDLE STAND FOR PROPHYLAXIS AND TREATMENT OF SEXUAL INFECTIONS IN THE ARMY

Author Affiliations

New York Major, M. R. C., U. S. Army

JAMA. 1918;70(2):90. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26010020008011a

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Abstract

The illustrations and the title almost completely describe this simple wash stand arrangement.

CONSTRUCTION 

  • It is made of cast iron, enameled white.

  • It is built from an anatomic standpoint to seat comfortably almost any sized man.

  • It has hot and cold inlets to its faucet, so that the temperature of the water can easily be regulated.

  • It has a rubber hose attachment under which the hands are washed before the hose is flexed to flush the genital region of the soldier sitting in position.

The most important feature of this equipment is that it will standardize a clean and correct performance of the present prophylactic treatment.

ADVANTAGES  Its advantages can be told in a few words. Practically no other furniture will be necessary. It forces the soldier to make an adequate exposure for the proper treatment, and furnishes an opportunity to inspect the skin for rash or to observe a

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