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The Combating of Venereal Diseases in the British Empire
Great progress in the means of combating venereal disease throughout the British Empire has been made during the current year, according to the official account of the British Social Hygiene Council. A special effort was made as regards India, where it was found that in the various provinces visited congenital syphilis was prevalent, and that the social conditions were such that venereal diseases were disseminated among the adolescent as well as among the adult. Many recommendations were made, including increased hospital accommodations, antenatal beds and postnatal care, while it was also urged that there should be improved training of physicians and improved treatment of venereal disease, and a free bacteriologic service. From the purely educational standpoint emphasis was laid on the importance of biologic teaching, while from the social standpoint it was recommended that full information be given in order that,
LONDON. JAMA. 1927;89(12):978-979. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690120054023