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February 1939

Behind the Syphilis Campaign

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(2):385. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480200192024

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This pamphlet, by a man until recently of the United States Public Health Service, represents an authoritative and valuable summary of the present nation-wide program for control of syphilis. In simple terms and convenient form are presented the genesis and background of public health efforts at reduction and ultimate eradication of syphilis in this country, a brief description of the clinical aspects of the disease and a more elaborate discussion of the significance of syphilis to the individual, to the community and to industry. This pamphlet will be found useful to nurses, school teachers, social and welfare workers and others engaged in public health education.

The Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service has only recently appealed in the Archives to the specialists in dermatology and syphilology for assistance in the program for control of syphilis. The trinity of education, medication and legislation requires as much support for

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