Social Diseases, Volume 2, Issue 3

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Page 20 - Resolved, That it is the sense of this Board that the protection of the public health requires the early adoption of measures for the sanitary control of venereal diseases by the Department of Health...
Page 11 - As a danger to the public health, as a peril to the family, and as a menace to the 'vitality, health, and physical progress of the race, the venereal diseases are justly regarded as the greatest of modern plagues, and their prophylaxis the most pressing problem of preventive medicine that confronts us at the present day.
Page 12 - The torments proceed principally from the " wicked themselves who, ' after their hardness " 'and impenitent heart, treasure up unto them" 'selves wrath against the day of wrath and " 'revelation of the righteous judgment of God." " A guilty conscience is the worm that dieth not, " and the fire that is never quenched.
Page 12 - ... by gonorrhea. In addition, the inflammation set up in the maternal organs may render the mother a permanent invalid or compel her to submit to a mutilating operation to save her life. Gynecologists furnish statistical evidence showing that 80 per cent of the deaths due to inflammatory diseases peculiar to women...
Page 6 - ... mutilation of their bodies, and permanent invalidism. Society's only solicitude is that they suffer in silence. In addition, many of them are compelled to suffer the sight of their babies blinded at birth, children aborted or born with the mark of death upon them, or, if they survive, compelled to bear in their frail bodies the stigmata of degeneration and disease which are the heritage of the prostitute. . . . No one can deny that these facts, the saddest facts of human experience, are of common...
Page 20 - Sir — At a meeting of the Board of Health of the Department of Health held January 15, 1970.
Page 5 - ... profession, but the great public, the laity. The declared objects of this Society were: First. — The general dissemination of knowledge among the public respecting the extent of these diseases, and their danger to the individual and to society. Second. — The education of the rising generation in the knowledge of the laws of life and sex, and the dangers which come from unnatural or irregular exercise of the sex function. Third. — General enlightenment of the public as to the communicative...
Page 6 - ... consequences to their wives and children. While there are other and contributory causes, the basic cause is ignorance. The keynote of this movement, then, was sounded as a campaign of education, a crusade against ignorance. This ignorance on the part of the public is not surprising in view of the fact that both social sentiment and professional ethics have always united to cover up and conceal...
Page 10 - It relaxes none of its rigor in the presence of a crime about to be committed when, for example, a syphilitic...
Page 4 - It may not be generally known, but it is nevertheless true, that Federal savings and loan associations are not obligated to permit withdrawals on demand, but only to honor withdrawal requests within 30 days.

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