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April 26, 1924


JAMA. 1924;82(17):1374-1375. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650430064020

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Prostitution in Paris  Attention was called previously to the decrease of syphilis in the large cities of France (The Journal, March 29, 1924, p. 1059). Statistics recently published by Dr. L. Bizard, chief physician of the Dispensaire de salubrité de la préfecture de police, point to the same conclusion. Since 1922, syphilis has decreased considerably among prostitutes:Bizard emphasizes the need of introducing record books for prostitutes. These should contain a history of the woman's ailments, an account of the treatment, the results of Wassermann tests made at regular intervals, the findings of bacteriologic examinations, and an outline of the principles of hygiene and sanitation, and they should be signed by the physician at each visit.

Instruction in Hygiene  At a recent meeting of the Societé de médecine publique, Dr. E. Marchoux reviewed the activities of the Hygiène par l'exemple, a society founded two years ago. Convinced that the practical

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