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ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TREATING SYPHILIS ADEQUATELY

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):839-841. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-839_2
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The major responsibilities of the physician in the effort to control syphilis are those of making an early diagnosis and of then administering adequate treatment. While he cannot ignore the value to public health of educational methods, of prophylaxis, and of various other measures in which he may be required to participate actively, upon the physician rests the responsibility of rendering his patient non-infectious as expeditiously as possible and then preventing, or at least mitigating, that long series of disasters which hang, shadow-like, over his subsequent existence. If in the time of prosperity it was difficult to secure for the

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syphilis ; economics

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