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October 31, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(18):1411-1412. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670180067025

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Imperial Social Hygiene Congress  A largely attended congress has been held under the auspices of the British Social Hygiene Council in one of the halls of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley. It was opened by Mr. L. S. Amery, secretary of state for the colonies, who reviewed the problem of venereal diseases in various parts of the empire. He considered that, under the conditions of modern science, there were no diseases which were more susceptible of being dealt with and cured, if only public opinion was strong enough. Over great parts of the empire the difficulty had been ignorance, indifference and fatalism. At home and in the self-governing dominions, concealment had made it very difficult to deal with the problem, but there had been an enormous change for the better.

VENEREAL DISEASES IN THE SERVICES  Surgeon-Commander T. B. Shaw said that the figures for 1922, in the navy, the

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