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SYPHILIS AS A DISEASE INNOCENTLY ACQUIRED.

SYPHILIS AS A DISEASE INNOCENTLY ACQUIRED. Syphilis is not necessarily a venereal disease. Syphilis is one of the great diseases affecting the human race, and if its entire clinical history could be perfectly known, for ages past, it would be recognized that this one poison had caused greater damage and misery and more decided race degeneration than any other one malady, except tuberculosis. And yet, thus far, except in a few isolated localities, there has been no general and intelligent attempt to restrict its ravages. The common occurrence of syphilis as a result of unlawful sexual intercourse, and its inclusion among venereal diseases in so many text-books of late years, are undoubtedly the cause of much of the feeling existing in regard to it as a disease not to be mentioned in good society, and one whose recognition should be tabooed. It has been ignored through ignorance and neglected through negligence. In studying the older http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

SYPHILIS AS A DISEASE INNOCENTLY ACQUIRED.

JAMA , Volume XLIV (9) – Mar 4, 1905

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1905 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1905.92500360007002b
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Abstract

Syphilis is not necessarily a venereal disease. Syphilis is one of the great diseases affecting the human race, and if its entire clinical history could be perfectly known, for ages past, it would be recognized that this one poison had caused greater damage and misery and more decided race degeneration than any other one malady, except tuberculosis. And yet, thus far, except in a few isolated localities, there has been no general and intelligent attempt to restrict its ravages. The common occurrence of syphilis as a result of unlawful sexual intercourse, and its inclusion among venereal diseases in so many text-books of late years, are undoubtedly the cause of much of the feeling existing in regard to it as a disease not to be mentioned in good society, and one whose recognition should be tabooed. It has been ignored through ignorance and neglected through negligence. In studying the older

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 4, 1905

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