This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
This book is by two doctors, one of whom has been and the other now is chief of the venereal disease division of the U. S. Public Health Service. Through cooperative relationships with state boards of health and secondarily with the larger local health units it has acquired perhaps the most extensive experience outside the armed forces with the venereal disease problem. Even in the armed services the venereal disease problem could be met only with the cooperation of the U. S. Public Health Service.
This book tells how the fight against venereal diseases was brought into the open by shattering the conspiracy of silence which rendered syphilis and gonorrhea unacceptable words on the radio and made discussion of these diseases taboo except in medical circles. The history of syphilis and its cause are discussed and so are the causes of gonorrhea and the so-called minor venereal diseases. A discussion
The Control of Venereal Disease. JAMA. 1947;133(3):210–211. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880030064036
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.