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March 18, 1905

Prophylaxis of Venereal Diseases.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(11):887. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500380051020

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Detroit, Mich., March 9, 1905.

To the Editor:  —It was with the greatest interest that I read the articles in The Journal, March 4, on the relation of venereal diseases to society, and I am heartily in sympathy with any movement which will assist in diminishing their prevalence.In my opinion much could be accomplished toward the desired end by publishing such articles as those by Drs. Morrow, Kelly and Bulkley, in the newspapers. There is no reason why the tender sensibilities of certain over-modest individuals should be any more shocked by these articles than by the advertisements of various "quacks," which appear each day. The publishers might decline to print them, unless paid to do so, but the cost of even a paid publication would be small, compared to the educational benefit derived from it. It is all right to print these articles in medical journals, but these publications

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