JOHN L. RICE, M.D.
The basic principles of a syphilis and gonorrhea control program are essentially the same for all communities. Differences may exist in the manner of administration and in the volume of service performed, but the problem of controlling these diseases and its solution are common to both urban and rural localities. Our main interest is in the reduction and, we dare hope, the eventual eradication of these diseases from our population.
Two fundamental aims of a control program are, first, the discovery of cases of syphilis and gonorrhea, and, secondly, placing them under medical care at least until they are no
RICE JL. SYPHILIS AND GONORRHEA AS PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:503–507. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-4-503
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(4):503-507.
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