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Progress in Pediatrics
March 1937

VAGINITIS OF CHILDRENA REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(3):806-824. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140100136013
Abstract

At present there is a vigorous campaign throughout the world against venereal disease. Although the attention of both the medical profession and the laity is being spurred by militant publicity, the problem of gonorrhea in the child remains almost completely neglected. The presence of this disease is rarely suspected, and the ignorance of both the lay public and the medical profession is the greatest obstacle to urgently needed concerted action for the control, study and prosecution of obviously required public health measures. Further, most of the recent articles in the literature are concerned with the treatment of the disease but totally disregard the larger problem of the social aspects, the public health question and the psychologic effects of the disease on the child. The few articles which call attention to these problems appear at irregular intervals and leave no deep or permanent impression on the medical profession, the social service

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