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March 14, 1903

Committee on Prophylaxis of Venereal Diseases.

JAMA. 1903;XL(11):724. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490110040012

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New York, March 4, 1903.

To the Editor:  —At the last (fifty-third) meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Saratoga Springs, June 10-13, 1902, a joint resolution from the Sections of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery and Hygiene and Sanitary Science was introduced in the House of Delegates, as follows:Whereas, There is a burning necessity to check the spread of venereal diseases, and, assuming that the States can not with impunity ignore the condition, it lies in the province of the medical profession to discuss and recommend to the respective state legislatures and municipalities means not regulamentative, but social, economic, educative and sanitary in their character, to diminish the danger from venereal diseases.Resolved, That the Section on Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery of the American Medical Association invite the Section on Hygiene and Sanitary Science to co-operate with the Section on Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery in bringing about a

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