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Neisser declares gonorrhea to be the most prevalent contagious disease, except measles, in all Europe, and that more than three-fourths of the urban population have had the disease. I believe reliable statistics would show the same condition to exist in America. So widespread is this disease that few practitioners are ever without one or more cases. The consequences and sequelæ of gonorrhea are so often hurtful and its treatment by the profession generally has been so uncertain and unsatisfactory that it really is to be considered a woeful disease.
The injection treatment, perhaps the most universally used, and, by the way, the most abused, can never be depended on to yield definite results. The irrigation treatment, now popular with a large number of physicians, is so often disappointing that it is scarcely more commendable than the injection treatment. Internal medication is not to be considered a treatment per se, and
RUCKER ST. THE SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF GONORRHEA AND ALL INFLAMMATORY DISEASES OF THE URETHRA. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(15):895–896. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480410019001d
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