Army & Navy - HEALTH: VD Among the Amateurs

A House Naval Affairs Committee last week made plans to investigate an age-old problem: vice as it affects the armed forces. Their first stop this week will be Norfolk, followed by San Francisco, San Diego and other Navy bases.

The Program. In 1941 several U.S. agencies, including Dr. Thomas Parran's Public Health Service and Charles P. Taft's Office of Defense, Health and Welfare Services, joined in a program to cut down the rate of venereal disease. Though all early venereal figures are suspect, the rate of infections per 1,000 men in the Army...

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