Venereal Disease in the American Expeditionary Forces

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Medical Standard Book Company, 1922 - Sexually transmitted diseases - 237 pages
 

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Page 67 - Sexual continence is the plain duty of members of the AEF, both for the vigorous conduct of the war, and for the clean health of the American people after the war. Sexual intercourse is not necessary for good health, and complete continence is wholly possible.
Page 67 - Continence. — Sexual continence is the plain duty of members of the AEF, both for the vigorous conduct of the war, and for the clean health of the American people after the war.
Page 50 - Many of us who have experimented with licensed prostitution or kindred measures, hoping thereby to minimize the physical evils, have been forced to the conclusion that they are really ineffective. Abraham Flexner has argued the case so convincingly that on the scientific side it seems to me there is no escape from the conclusion that what he terms "abolition" as distinguished from "regulation" is the only effective mode of combating this age-long evil.
Page 50 - ... minimize the physical evils, have been forced to the conclusion that . . . abolition as distinguished from regulation is the only effective mode of combating this age-long evil. I have the greatest hope that the results of the conference which you have called will be far-reaching in their effect. This menace to the young manhood in the army forces and to the health and future wellbeing of our peoples cannot be met by the efforts of each Government working apart from the others . . . The gravest...
Page 63 - ... noncommissioned officer of the Medical Department, and a well-instructed private will always be kept on duty to administer prophylaxis. There will be posted at all prophylactic stations copies of General Orders, Nos. 6, 34, this order, and other literature narrating the prevalence of venereal diseases and describing the proper methods of prophylactic treatment. Particular attention must be given to these stations, which should contain a waiting place protected against the weather, a clean sanitary...
Page 61 - ... practicable. (5) That special hospitals be established for the treatment of complications of venereal diseases. (6) That line and medical officers cooperate with the municipal authorities in the area occupied by their commands so as to protect their commands from venereal diseases. The soldier should be interrogated as to the source of infection, and, if possible, the name of the woman ascertained. Steps should then be taken with the civilian authorities to cause the infected woman to be taken...
Page 64 - Soldiers are forbidden either to buy or accept as gifts from inhabitants, whiskey, brandy, champagne, liquors or other alcoholic beverages, other than light wines or beer. The gift or retail sale of these by inhabitants in the Zone of the Army is forbidden by French law. Commanding Officers will see that all drinking places where alcoholic liquors named above are sold, are designated as ''off limits" and the necessary means adopted to prevent soldiers visiting them.
Page 67 - AKF, both for the vigorous conduct of the war and for the clean health of the American people after the war. Sexual intercourse is not necessary for good health, and complete continence is wholly possible. Careful studies show that only a relatively small proportion of members of the AEF habitually indulge in sexual intercourse. Commanding officers will urge continence on all men of their commands as their duty as soldiers and the best training for the enforced sexual abstinence at the front.
Page 95 - In fact, total prohibition of all regulated prostitution in the vicinity of American troops has had for result, in spite of the measures of prophylaxis and discipline taken by the American authorities, the increase of propagation of venereal diseases among the civilian population of the neighborhood.
Page 61 - ... to engage in the labor proposed. 7. The attention of all concerned is invited to General Order No. 6, CS, these headquarters, and every man contracting venereal diseases will be brought to trial by courtmartial in accordance with the provisions of that order. Every officer contracting venereal disease will be subjected to summary discipline by his immediate commander, who will at once report the case through proper channels to these headquarters. 8. Line and medical officers of the divisions...

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