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December 18, 1937

GRADUATE INSTRUCTION IN SYPHILIS CONTROL WORK

JAMA. 1937;109(25):2071. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780510045013
Abstract

The Advisory Committee to the U. S. Public Health Service which outlined a venereal disease control program for state and local health departments1 agreed on the importance of the postgraduate instruction of practicing physicians in the clinical management and public health control of syphilis and gonorrhea. Two types of training are to be fostered, the short review course in current diagnostic and therapeutic practice and prolonged intensive training in venereology for the specialist.

Because of the need for the assistance and cooperation of the physician in private practice with the health department, the U. S. Public Health Service has made a special attempt to provide postgraduate training for physicians in the fundamentals of the clinical management and public health control of syphilis, gonorrhea and the other venereal diseases. Special allotments of funds, appropriated under the provisions of the Social Security Act, have been made to a number of states.

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