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January 1938

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(1):84. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480070087012

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SOCIAL HYGIENE DAY  National Social Hygiene Day, the second observance of which has been set for Feb. 2, 1938, by the American Social Hygiene Association, marks the high point in the year-round effort to gain popular interest and support for the activities of the health authorities and the medical profession in dealing with syphilis and gonorrhea. Interested official and voluntary agencies concentrate their efforts at this time on giving the subject the widest possible publicity by arranging for meetings of interested groups, press stories and comment, appropriate radio broadcasts and the like.The first National Social Hygiene Day, Feb. 3, 1937, was an immediate success in accomplishing its purpose. It was marked by hundreds of meetings throughout the country. More than a thousand newspaper clippings from all parts of the country testified to the uniformly favorable reaction of the press."Stamp Out Syphilis—Enemy of Youth" is the slogan for the

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