|Statement||by Otto May.|
|Contributions||National Council for Combating Venereal Diseases.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||14|
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 the 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. 5. 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 documented ,
The 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.