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THE SPIRITUAL VALUE OF SYPHILIS

THE SPIRITUAL VALUE OF SYPHILIS This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Thirty years ago claims for the spiritual and moral value of syphilis were upheld by many "good people." In 1911 in the state of New York the passage of a law was almost secured to penalize persons responsible for announcements that venereal diseases are curable. It was argued that such information would help to make vice safe and would therefore promote immorality. Much of that attitude still exists and is the basis for much opposition to all education for venereal prophylaxis. A friend, who is much interested in such education, restated to me all the objections to such education which had come to his notice. He knew of my successful opposition to the passage of the bill referred to, and he also knew of my amoral attitude to every aspect of sex. He asked me to answer the objections which he had relayed to me. Herein I give his version http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1940 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1940.01490150074013
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Thirty years ago claims for the spiritual and moral value of syphilis were upheld by many "good people." In 1911 in the state of New York the passage of a law was almost secured to penalize persons responsible for announcements that venereal diseases are curable. It was argued that such information would help to make vice safe and would therefore promote immorality. Much of that attitude still exists and is the basis for much opposition to all education for venereal prophylaxis. A friend, who is much interested in such education, restated to me all the objections to such education which had come to his notice. He knew of my successful opposition to the passage of the bill referred to, and he also knew of my amoral attitude to every aspect of sex. He asked me to answer the objections which he had relayed to me. Herein I give his version

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1940

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