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May 8, 1937

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JAMA. 1937;108(19):1657-1658. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780190073015
Abstract

THE MOTION PICTURE ON SYPHILIS  In connection with recent emphasis on syphilis as a public health problem, the American Medical Association, by action of its Board of Trustees, and the United States Public Health Service have jointly engaged in the production of a clinic on syphilis in a talking motion picture. The picture is now being made by the Burton Holmes organization in Chicago; it is expected that it will be available for a first showing at the annual session of the American Medical Association to be held in Atlantic City. After a preliminary announcement in the picture by Surgeon General Thomas Parran and President Charles Gordon Heyd, the diagnosis of syphilis is covered by Dr. John H. Stokes of Philadelphia. Latent syphilis is discussed by Dr. Paul A. O'Leary of Rochester, Minn., the treatment of syphilis by Dr. Harold N. Cole of Cleveland, late syphilis by Dr. Joseph E.

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