Ingraham, Norman R.
December 1944
Education Digest;Dec1944, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p13
The article suggests that venereal disease control should be taught to school children in the U.S. At the beginning of World War 2, the U.S. Public Health Service showed that the chance of persons acquiring syphilis by the age of 50 years is one in fifteen. Syphilis and gonorrhea are diseases of youth. Public health records show that acquired venereal infections first begin to reach significant levels at the age of 14 or 15 years. Infection in youth is usually freshly acquired. The author believes that venereal diseases will be controlled when essential knowledge permeates the mass of the population exposed to them.


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