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May 20, 1911

Lectures on Sex Hygiene

Author Affiliations

Baltimore, General Secretary, Maryland Society of Social Hygiene.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(20):1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560200065030

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To the Editor:  —It seems to have been agreed by the various societies of social hygiene in this country that, for the present at least, the best results in the campaign against the social evil can be attained by educating the public, along sanitary rather than moral lines, in matters of sex hygiene. A recent article by W. D. Parkinson in the Educational Review, which was commented on editorially by The Journal, pointed out the unwisdom of merely emphasizing the dangers of the venereal diseases, and the advisability of education of a positive or constructive type along these lines. It may be of interest to note that the National Institute of Moral Instruction is now preparing an illustrated lecture which will deal in a general way with the subject of sex hygiene along the lines indicated. A number of the most prominent educators and capitalists in the country are interested

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