Medicine: Fighting Doctors

Some 1,600 U.S. Army & Navy doctors, many back from the global war, gathered last week at the convention of the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., in Manhattan. They heard over 100 papers on the latest practice in tropical medicine, wound surgery, venereal disease, etc. Highlights:

¶ Penicillin has become standard treatment for both syphilis and gonorrhea in the Army & Navy. In spite of a recent rise in venereal disease (mostly gonorrhea acquired in Europe), penicillin and other drugs have cut the time lost from venereal disease from 1,280 man-days...

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