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March 1962


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Chief, Venereal Disease Branch Communicable Disease Center Atlanta 22

Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(3):412. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590030110022

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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 alleviate this situation partially and to 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.Will you please, as a service to your readers, alert them to the availability of this

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