1921
Volume s1-1, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

If tropical medicine were based on the study of diseases of great prevalence in the tropics irrespective of limitation to the tropics, syphilis and gonococcus infections would occupy a place of great importance in the deliberations of this Society. Of course this is not the case, but the seriousness of the venereal disease problem in tropical countries and the earnest effort which the United States government is now making to develop more effective ways and means for combating these diseases seem to warrant such a paper as this at the present session. For many years isolated efforts in the fields of research and medical treatment have been directed toward the control of syphilis and gonorrhea, and particularly in recent years under the leadership of the American Social Hygiene Association, a definite propaganda for enlisting popular support of an adequate public health campaign has been carried on.

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1921-03-01
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