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prevention of venereal diseases in the Army

Otto May

prevention of venereal diseases in the Army

by Otto May

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Published by National Council for Combating Venereal Diseases in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. -- Army.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Otto May.
    ContributionsNational Council for Combating Venereal Diseases.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination14p. ;
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17404839M

    The main policy of prevention of venereal disease therefore focused on the "classic" locus of infection, illicit sexual encounters. The system attracted increasing levels of opposition throughout the s and s, eventually leading to the suspension of the Acts in , and their repeal in Physicians from the military argued that morality and medicine must work together to decrease the prevalence of venereal disease in the military. One such article advocated the partnership of doctor, lawyer, and social worker to address alcohol and prostitution on both individual and structural level (Snow & Sawyer, ).Cited by: 5.

    Within the army, venereal diseases weakened the force and drained medical resources. But venereal disease was also a human problem where one act of recklessness could ruin a man’s life. Raden Dunbar tells the story of the generals, the doctors and the victims with clarity and compassion/5(2). Additional Physical Format: Online version: May, Otto, Prevention of venereal diseases. London, H. Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton, (OCoLC)

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Reid, G. Archdall (George Archdall), Prevention of venereal disease. London, Heinemann []. 1. Cutis. Mar;27(3), Venereal disease prevention. Cutler JC. Outlining his interest and work in the prevention of VD, especially gonorrhea and syphilis, the author addresses the questions of prophylaxis and contraceptives, together with their technological advances, and ties these two concepts into the complex fabric of human behavior, history of available therapy in both Cited by: 1.


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The American War Department opted for a different procedure. They believed that the only way to reduce venereal diseases was the army's use of direct medical prophylaxis. To make sure this policy would be implemented, they ordered that any soldier who failed to get treatment, and developed later a disease, would face trial and imprisonment.

An exact history of the official army work in connection with the prevention of venereal disease, if ever it is icompiled, will make interesting reading, and will throw a lurid light upon the scandalous ineptitude of the authorities and the extraordinary way in which outside fanatics and cranks (mainly old women of both sexes or, possibly, of no sex) were allowed to interfere with the official by: 1.

Venereal diseases. In World War II venereal disease was a serious problem for the US Army and Navy. In some hospitals one out of eight men had contracted some form of venereal disease. Two of the worst venereal diseases known to the Medical Department during the Second World War were gonorrhea and syphilis.

As a result of the discussion at this meeting regarding the venereal disease problem in the Caribbean, the chief of the Venereal Disease Control Division, Office of the Surgeon General, took action to strengthen the Army venereal disease control program in this area by securing and assigning Maj.

(later Col.) Daniel Bergsma, MC, an officer specially trained in venereal disease control, to that command. A soldier who is not available to fight due to a preventable disease disrupts prevention of venereal diseases in the Army book overall execution of the military mission.

Venereal disease, a preventable disease, was targeted in efforts to keep soldiers disease free. Many felt that the enemy sent diseased women to infect U.S.

soldiers on the home front. Tiiis Committee was apppointed by the Government in October,to inquire into the treatment and prevention of venereal diseases in the army and navy, and was composed of Mr. Skey (then president of the College of Surgeons), Dr.

Balfour, Mr. Cock, Dr. Experienced military officers believe firmly that at the present time nearly half the number of cases of venereal disease among soldiers are concealed. They also believe that by means of the issue of prophylactic packets, the provision of prophylactic irrigation huts, and the medical supervision of women, almost the whole of these infections could be prevented.

An exact history of the official army work in connection with the prevention of venereal disease, if ever it is icompiled, will make interesting reading, and will throw a lurid light upon the scandalous ineptitude of the authorities and the extraordinary way in which outside fanatics and cranks (mainly old women of both sexes or, possibly, of no sex) were allowed to interfere with the official : Archdall Reid.

Noneffectiveness caused by venereal diseases in the U.S. Army, by diagnosis, 6. Average duration for venereal diseases, with and without cases carded for record only, in the U.S.

Army, 7. Venereal diseases in the U.S. Army, by diagnosis, 8. Army medical records dating back to the Revolutionary War show significant soldier losses due to venereal diseases.

In a two-year period during the Civil War, the Union Army documentedThe Lancet THE PREVENTION OF VENEREAL DISEASES IN THEORY AND IN EXPERIENCE. Douglas White M.D THE recent comments of THE LANCET (Oct.

18th, pp. ) on the prophylaxis controversy are full of interest, and many will sympathise with the desire for a thorough investigation of the ethical and scientific fundamentals involved.[quot] Most thoughtful people will agree that science Author: Douglas White.

SOME ASPECTS OF THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF VENEREAL DISEASES IN THE ARMY, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO GONORRHillA.1 By LIEUTENANT-COLONEL C. CRA WFORD-JONES, Royal Army Medical Oorp8. VENEREAL diseases in the British Army are treated in hospital, at any rate during their infectious stages; while in many other armies, and inAuthor: C.

Crawford-Jones. treatment or, in some instances, to be treated clandestinely at Army medical installations without being carded for record. In order that some comprehensive estimate of venereal disease incidence and morbidity might be available in this volume, the tables which follow were prepared by the Medical Statistics Division, Office of the Surgeon General.

Introduction. Venereology-the study of venereal diseases or more recently, the sexually transmitted infections (STI) includes a variety of pathogens namely viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa for which the common factor is the mode of transmission and acquisition: Sexual relations between human beings.[] The Webster's online dictionary rightly states- ‘Venereology’ is used about 13 times.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Army Personnel in the Military Environment been assessed that higher-ranking, older an d better educated soldiers who follow healthAuthor: Krzysztof Korzeniewski. The extremely energetic venereal disease control program which was sponsored by the Army throughout the war was effective in minimizing the number of venereal infections.

In spite of these. A quiet way of discussing venereal disease, in this discreet pamphlet: War Department, Commission on Training Camp Activities. When You Go Home - take this book with you. Before the war, there was a major discovery for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases: inmedical researchers discovered both the means to identify and.

(21) Medical War Manual No. Laboratory Methods, U. Army. Compiled by the Division of Infectious Diseases and Laboratories. First edition, second edition, Surgeon General's Office. (22) A Manual of Treatment of the Venereal Diseases. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General of the Army.

The Indian Contagious Disease Acts were similar in content, but wider in scope than the domestic Contagious Disease Acts. These Acts were meant as a response to the growing number of cases of venereal disease amongst the British military.

Historical records indicate that one in three reported Army illnesses were venereal diseases. The Chamberlain-Kahn Act of is a U.S.

federal law passed on July 9, by the 65th United States law implemented a public health program that came to be known as the American Plan, whose stated goal was to combat the spread of venereal d by: the 65th United States Congress.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.Few outside the military medical corps know how debilitating sexually transmitted infections can be to an army.

In this fascinating study of the attempts at prevention, the treatment, the sources of, and the consequences of venereal diseases in American soldiers serving during WWI, Dr.

Walker covers everything, including the myths and misconceptions soldiers had about STIs and interviews with Author: Dr. George Walker.The public law amended the Army Appropriations Act of appending the judicial context which created the Division of Venereal Diseases within the Bureau of Acts amended: Chamberlain-Kahn Act.