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April 24, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(17):1111. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890340037019

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SOCIAL HYGIENE IN THE FORT KNOX EXPERIMENT  More than a year ago the Army established at Fort Knox, Kentucky, a pilot model of universal military training. As Major Gen. John M. Devine has pointed out, the Army realized that the training of young men involves much more than eight hours a day in technical military training; it must assume responsibility for behavior standards and moral welfare. The experimental unit at Fort Knox has been in operation more than a year and about 1,300 young men have completed training. Only 5 cases of venereal disease, 2 of them in married men who contracted the infection from their wives, have developed; yet there is no prophylaxis station in the unit and no issue of prophylactic kits.Two periods in the training program are devoted to sex hygiene, each being a cooperative effort by the physician and the chaplain. The physician, who speaks

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