Social Diseases, Volume 2

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Vol. 3- contain Report of the 2d- annual meeting of the American federation for sex hygiene.

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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...
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 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 5 - ... to-day by all the surviving members of the Committee of Fifteen. It is a remarkable fact that when we came together to investigate the problem, knowing very little about it — just about as much or as little as does the ordinary man or woman — the great majority of us were in favor of regulation, on the principle that it could do no harm and might do some good.
Page 20 - ... by the exercise of proper and vigilant medical inspection and control of all persons and things infected with or exposed to such diseases, and provide suitable places for the treatment and care of sick persons who cannot otherwise be provided for.
Page 6 - ... majority of men who marry have contracted disease, and that many are the bearers of contagion to the women they marry. We witness the effects in the women who suffer ill-health, sterility, 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...
Page 56 - The sounds of a violin improve by use in the hands of an able artist, because the fibres of the wood at last contract habits of vibration conformed to harmonic relations. This is what gives such inestimable value to instruments that have belonged to great masters.
Page 24 - Tuberculosis is hereby declared to be an infectious and communicable disease, dangerous to the public health. It shall be the duty of every physician in the state of New York...
Page 14 - ... at them as did those worthy gentlemen who enacted this particular provision of the Page Law, but which will study the question from the medical standpoint, the social standpoint, the economic standpoint, and the sociological standpoint, and which will not alone prepare legislation, but will help the Government in administering whatever laws or ordinances may be found to be desirable.

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