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December 19, 1931

The Penalty: Must We Pay It?

JAMA. 1931;97(25):1915. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730250073041

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This book is labeled "a frank discussion of the social disease problem written so that whoever reads will understand." It is not especially well written. The words "luetic" and "lues" are used instead of "syphilitic" and "syphilis." The volume will not be understood by the vast majority of uneducated persons, who constitute the chief problem in control of venereal disease. The word "preventative" is used instead of "preventive," and in general the book is not quite up to what such a book ought to be.

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