Medicine: Venereal Disease

The House Committee on Appropriations made a drastic cut in the appropriation for attack on venereal diseases in reporting the annual Treasury Department supply bill. The cut reduces the sum from $149,000 to $25,000. This will involve termination of all coperative activities between the Federal Government and the various states, of activities in the field force of the U. S. Public Health Service, of research at Hot Springs, and of the widespread educational campaign carried on since the War. The action limiting coöperative activities with the various states is in accord with the...

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