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October 28, 1944

Current Comment

JAMA. 1944;126(9):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850440046014
Abstract

CHICAGO VENEREAL DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAM  A program of venereal disease control in Chicago was begun in January 1937 by the Chicago Board of Health in cooperation with the United States Public Health Service, the Federal Works Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The annual report1 for 1942-1943, has now been published. The organization of the project centers in an office of venereal control, under which are six principal subdivisions dealing respectively with clinics, the Chicago Intensive Treatment Center, education, investigation, registry and statistics, including reporting and records. The program is staffed by a venereal disease control officer, who is a surgeon in the U. S. Public Health Service, two reserve public health officers and six other division heads. The objectives of the program, as stated at its inception Jan. 2, 1937, are (a) to uncover all possible cases of venereal disease. (b) to place each newly discovered

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