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April 7, 1962

Venereal Disease

Author Affiliations

Atlanta 22, Ga.

JAMA. 1962;180(1):88. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050140090030

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To the Editor:—  Since 1957, infectious syphilis has been increasing at an alarming rate in all races, sexes, ages, social groups, and geographic areas. Physicians who have not observed a single case of infectious syphilis in 20 years suddenly are finding it among their patients. Concurrent with this resurgence, unfortunately, is a paucity of venereal disease literature and information available to the private physician.To partially alleviate this situation and serve a pressing need, the Venereal Disease Program of the Public Health Service routinely abstracts current articles on venereal diseases from almost 1,000 journals both domestic and foreign. A publication entitled "Current Literature on Venereal Disease" including these abstracts is printed 3 or 4 times a year and indexed annually. It is distributed regularly free of charge to physicians on their personal request.A copy of this publication may be obtained by writing to the Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta 22,