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October 2, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(14):1141. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680140059023

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Venereal Diseases  In a recent conference, Prof. E. Rabello reviewed the progress and tendencies of antivenereal legislation in force in Brazil. Before the organization of the national health department in 1920, a law on venereal diseases did not exist and nothing was done for their prevention. When the department was created, adequate laws were adopted. The statutes do not contemplate coercion, but rely on education and treatment as the best prevention measures. Recent discoveries on etiology and treatment have proved valuable, while early dark field diagnosis and the use of arsphenamine permit effective early treatment. The sanitary education campaign and the establishment of venereal dispensaries have also helped. Restrictive measures were not applied. While the available statistics cover only a few years, the result is encouraging.

Halle's Method in Frontal Sinusitis  Dr. Souza Mendes spoke before the Medical and Surgical Society on the advantages of Halle's technic in the treatment

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