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January 5, 1907

The Venereal Peril.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):64. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520270070019

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Abstract

Davenport, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1906.

To the Editor:  In referring favorably to the "Circular of Warning" recently issued by the Scott County, Iowa, Medical Society, you say: "It would be better if the German plan, to which we referred some time ago, were adopted and leaflets prepared separately for circulation among the two sexes."Can this view be rationally sustained? As a graduate of a coeducational college I am firmly convinced of the underlying truth that each sex is greatly benefited by sharing the viewpoint of the other; and this, I believe, is especially true as to education in sexual matters. Each needs to know the dangers of license, not only to his own sex but to the other as well; and all the better if each knows that the other is informed. This is not to say, however, that the one circular, one book or one lecture should come

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