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August 28, 1926

Geschlechtskrankheiten bei Kindern.

JAMA. 1926;87(9):694-695. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680090072037

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For two years the authors have been collecting clinical material concerning acquired venereal diseases of children, with the view of pointing out to physicians the increase in these diseases and also to stimulate attention and participation in their prophylaxis. The authors think that in order to recognize the social causes which permit the spread of these diseases, there should be cooperation between physicians, welfare workers, teachers and parents. They have found in their experience that welfare workers amoung children have little knowledge as to the cause or the communicability of sexual diseases. The workers are usually willing to help and evince a great interest, but they do not have the necessary technical information. On the other hand, the physician who at least has no difficulty in recognizing the disease condition is usually at a loss in giving adequate advice in discovering and remedying the underlying social conditions. In this little

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