Medicine: First

The world's first public hospital solely for intensive treatment of social diseases was dedicated in Chicago's rain and cold last week by Vice President Henry Agard Wallace. The new Chicago Venereal Disease Hospital is the old, reconditioned Wesley Memorial Hospital on South Dearborn Street. Those who wondered how such an institution could get a clientele were told that most of the patients will be prostitutes (who may come voluntarily or by commitment by the Women's Court). But the hospital's services (specialty: quick treatment for early syphilis and gonorrhea) will be free to...

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