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January 2, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(1):48-49. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670270052019

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Treatment of Seamen Suffering from Venereal Disease  An international agreement for the treatment of seamen suffering from venereal disease has been ratified by the British government. The contracting parties undertake that facilities shall be available at each of their chief sea and river ports, for the gratuitous treatment of merchant seamen, without distinction of nationality. Such facilities are to include outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment when the medical officer of the treatment center considers it to be necessary, and sufficient medical supplies to carry out necessary treatment during the voyage to the next port of call. The agreement also requires that each patient shall be supplied with a card for providing a brief record of the diagnosis of his case, the treatment given and the treatment to be followed during the voyage. Apart from the provision of medical supplies during the voyage to the next port, the necessary arrangements are already

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