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June 4, 1938

Die Geschlechtskrankheiten und ihre Gefahren für das Volk

JAMA. 1938;110(23):1950. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790230066036

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This book reviews the history of the venereal diseases and their relationship to prostitution. The dangers of the disease to youth and to the whole population are vividly portrayed, but the curability of syphilis and the importance of its adequate treatment are emphasized. The possible late results of gonorrhea, including the large percentage of sterility caused by it, are discussed and attention called to the necessity of tracing sources of infection in venereal disease control. The enormous economic loss caused by these diseases is shown. Statistics are presented from various countries showing that the incidence of these diseases is apparently being decreased by the fight which has been waged in recent years against them. The monograph is profusely illustrated by cuts from both German and foreign sources, including a number from English and American periodicals. It is an interesting and informative popular review of the subject.

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