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Although numerous panaceas for the prevention and control of venereal disease have been suggested, none seem to have sufficient virtue to warrant general acceptance. During the war, committees were appointed by practically every military medical service, and various methods were tried on a large scale, but the methods applicable under military conditions, with perfect control, are not generally adapted to civilian life in which the individual has freedom.
About a year ago, the minister of health of Great Britain appointed a representative committee to inquire into certain aspects of the problem, particularly with a view to answering two questions: (1) What, in the present state of knowledge, are the most efficient medical measures for preventing these diseases, and (2) How far is it ethically justifiable to apply such measures? The committee has considered not only the medical measures involved but also the social aspects of venereal disease control; it felt
THE CONTROL OF VENEREAL DISEASE. JAMA. 1923;81(2):137–138. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650020055012
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