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August 1972

The Physician's Responsibility in the Teen-age Gonorrhea Problem

Author Affiliations

Professor of Pediatrics University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, Tex 75235

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(2):174-175. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110140024002

Teen-age syphilis and gonorrhea are the biggest things to hit the suburbs since crabgrass.

Nice kids are not supposed to get venereal disease.

But they do.

In growing numbers.

Last year 300,000 nice kids reported cases of syphilis and gonorrhea.

And there were probably three times that number of teen-age cases unreported or unnoticed.