American syphilologists, justly proud of the syphilis investigation conducted in the United States by the Cooperative Clinical Group and the United States Public Health Service, will be interested to know something of the history of this really epoch-making international and national evaluation of the treatment of syphilis. The American study was an offshoot and amplification of a planned investigation by a special commission of the League of Nations Health Organization set in motion in October 1925 at Geneva, Switzerland. The forward looking policy of the league with reference to the collection of records of treatment of syphilis from ninety-four representative clinics of the five participating nations made possible and directly encouraged the independent working up of material by each nation. It was with this understanding and with records from American cooperating clinics amplified from the forms proposed by the League of Nations that the material for investigation by
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