Medicine: Great Pox

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A new president and an old disease awaited the American Public Health Association in New Orleans this week when that ancient and honorable organization convened for its 65th annual meeting. The new president is Dr. Thomas Parran Jr., Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service. The old disease is syphilis. The conjunction of these two was of large medical importance because Surgeon General Parran is now well launched on a nationwide campaign to bring this venereal disease out into the open and under control. Today, though exact...

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