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April 1, 1911

The Prevention of Sexual Diseases.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(13):992. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560130056035

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This little book contains a frank exposition of the author's ideas of this complex and important subject. As causes of the prevalence of venereal diseases, he gives ignorance, prostitution and alcohol. To overcome ignorance, the author advises education all along the line. The question of alcohol, he does not attempt to solve. The question of prostitution, he discusses in a sane and logical manner. He is a firm believer in segregation, as in this way only, he thinks, is it possible to accomplish a humane supervision of the prostitute. He condemns the reporting of cases of venereal disease and endorses the Detroit plan. What the book lacks in literary style, it makes up in sincerity and enthusiasm

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