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November 27, 1943

THE INTENSIVE TREATMENT OF GONORRHEA AND SYPHILIS: ORGANIZATION, OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE CHICAGO INTENSIVE TREATMENT CENTER PRELIMINARY REPORT

Author Affiliations

Senior Surgeon (R), U. S. P. H. S. (Inactive); President, Chicago Board of Health; Surgeon, U. S. P. H. S.; Venereal Disease Control Officer, Chicago; Surgeon (R), U. S. P. H. S.; Director

Dr. Aron is consultant in biochemistry and nutrition.; Drs. Craig, Schwemlein and Jack Rodriquez are assistant surgeons (R) in the United States Public Health Service.; From the Section on Fever-Chemotherapy of Syphilis and Gonorrhea (Drs. Craig, Schwemlein and Steves and E. C. Sittler), the Section on Venereal Disease Diagnosis and Chemotherapy of Syphilis (Drs. Strakosch and A. A. Rodriquez) and the Section on Gonorrhea (Drs. Shaw and Jack Rodriquez).

JAMA. 1943;123(13):816-820. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840480016005
Abstract

I. ORGANIZATION  The Chicago Intensive Treatment Center is operated under grants received from the Federal Works Agency, the U. S. Public Health Service, the state of Illinois and the Chicago City Council.It was dedicated on Nov. 29, 1942 as an added facility in the Venereal Disease Control Program of the Chicago Health Department. The center receives its patients mainly from the health department clinics, selective service, and also from private physicians and the various hospitals. Attendance at the center is voluntary.Extensive new case finding programs have been established in the health department. These have effectively uncovered for the Chicago Intensive Treatment Center many sources of patients infected with venereal disease which were heretofore missed. Among the most important methods used in locating the sources of infection are (1) a thorough search for and complete examination of all known contacts of infected military personnel, (2) routine examinations of such

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