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March 16, 1946

Requirements of Premarital Legislation

JAMA. 1946;130(11):751. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870110075033

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The Venereal Disease Research Laboratory, U. S. Marine Hospital, Staten Island, New York, presents in this pamphlet a brief analysis of state laws requiring premarital physical examinations and blood tests as they relate to the venereal diseases. Information in summary form is given relative to the qualifications of physicians who may collect the required specimens or perform the required examinations, the laboratories approved for making the required tests and where the required forms may be obtained. Information is also given in tabular form concerning the type of examination required, the time needed to complete arrangements, appearance in person required to obtain license and source of information concerning waivers and so on. The material is current as of Jan. 1, 1945 and prior to publication was submitted for approval to the respective state health offices.

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