Medicine: Plague

Of the first 2,000,000 draftees examined in 44 States, 4.6% were rejected as syphilitic, 1.5% had gonorrhea. So reported U.S. Surgeon General Thomas Parran last week. By the time the Army reaches its 10,000,000-man goal (and if the present rate of infection is not lowered), 610,000 potential soldiers will have been incapacitated.


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