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November 12, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(20):1709. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690200061027

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Legislation for the Elimination of Venereal Disease  In Berlin, solution of problems arising out of the law pertaining to the control of sexual disease rests largely on the municipal health service, or, more particularly, the Hauptgesundheitsamt, which is making preparation for the time when the new law begins to operate. In order to enlighten the population on the significance and objects of the law, an extensive publicity campaign was organized in Berlin, this week. It was received by the population with the greatest interest. All the duties that formerly devolved on the "morals police" (Sittenpolizei) are now taken over by the public health service; more particularly, the enforced examination of suspects and the enforced treatment of infected persons who refuse medical aid. Also all notifications required by the law are sent to the central public health bureau. Among the most important measures is the creation of examination and consultation centers,

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