THOMAS PARRAN JR., M.D.
As one after another of the epidemic diseases has declined or disappeared under the impact of public health effort, it is natural that the same technics should be directed against other major causes of sickness and death. Moreover the success of past and current public health measures has engendered the confidence of the tax-paying public which will support extension of community action into fields heretofore reserved to private effort.
These two facts make it inevitable that the public health control of syphilis should be the central problem now faced by health departments. In undertaking any public health measure, those of
PARRAN T. PUBLIC HEALTH CONTROL OF SYPHILIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:65–72. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-10-1-65
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(1):65-72.
Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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