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December 29, 1917

SEXUAL INFECTIONS IN CANTONMENTS AND CAMPS: A FOLLOW-UP SYSTEM FOR THEIR CURE AND CONTROL

Author Affiliations

Major, M. R. C., United States Army NEW YORK

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(26):2182-2183. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910530001014

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Abstract

This system, which has been installed in Camp Lee, Va., has three distinct objects in its pursuance:

First, a running record on cards that reflects in outline the entire activity of the genito-urinary service at the base hospital.

Second, a means by which all patients can be observed and their record continued after discharge from the base hospital.

Third, and most important, a method of restriction from any absence from the reservation of all infected patients until on examination such patients are found free from further infectiousness and can safely be allowed a pass to leave the confines of the camp.

The simplicity of this system is best illustrated by the printed forms, which are here shown in the order of their employment.

Form 1, a card form, is filled in from the ward records of the patient on discharge from the hospital.

If the patient is discharged as cured,

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