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April 1948

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(4):746. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520170144018

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Medical Records of Army Personnel Treated for Syphilis Available to Physicians.—  The Veterans Administration has issued the following announcement:"The Veterans Administration has in its custody the majority of syphilis records of those Army personnel who were treated for this disease while in active service, and in many instances can procure informative data from the syphilis records of other than Army personnel. It is thought that many physicians treating veterans for syphilis as private patients would find a résumé of the syphilis record useful since the details of treatment, results of spinal fluid examinations and blood serologies are incorporated in the records.Résumés of these records are available to physicians who are treating such veterans provided authorization for the release of the data is given by the veteran. Requests for the résumés accompanied by an authorization for the release of the data, dated and signed by the veteran,

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