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October 20, 1917

THE VENEREAL DISEASES

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(16):1347-1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910430005012b

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Abstract

NOTE.  —This is the fifth and final instalment of the series on "The Venereal Diseases." As already announced, these articles are being reprinted in the form of a manual which will be ready in about two weeks, price 25 cents.

PROGRAM OF ATTACK ON VENEREAL DISEASES 

AN OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES AND COOPERATING AGENCIES PLANNED TO REDUCE THE PREVALENCE OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES  Methods of attack on venereal diseases divide themselves into four classes:

  1. Social measures to diminish sexual temptations.

  2. Education of soldiers and civilians in regard to venereal diseases.

  3. Prophylactic measures against venereal diseases.

  4. Medical care.

A. SOCIAL MEASURES TO DIMINISH SEXUAL TEMPTATIONS: 

  1. The suppression of prostitution and the liquor traffic.

  2. Provision of proper social surroundings and recreation. These activities which have to do with social matters largely fall outside the jurisdiction of the medical service of the Army, but this service can render these activities more efficient by stimulating

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