Medicine: One-Day Cures for V.D.

Biggest medical news for many a day was the report last week of one-day cures for both gonorrhea and syphilis. In the case of syphilis, doctors are still doubtful. The gonorrhea cure was much more certain.

Gonorrhea. Some 80% acute (i.e., new) gonorrheal infections can be cleaned up by a single massive intravenous dose of sulfathiazole, reports the Military Surgeon. All the symptoms do not vanish at once, but no further treatment is needed, and the soldier-patient can return to duty the day after medication.

Syphilis. The one-day syphilis cure—again for new infections only—combines:...

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