Medicine: 'Biggest Problem

A pow-wow on syphilis and gonorrhea attracted 2,500 social sanitarians to Manhattan last week. Significantly they ignored morals, invoked statistics and publicity as their best weapons against the nation's venereal disease problem. As a result of open discussion, members of the American Social Hygiene Association hope that syphilitics and gonorrheics will cease to hide from doctors, will have themselves healed either privately or at free public clinics. Last week 577 communities had 827 such free clinics.

To prove their argument, social sanitarians cited the following venereal statistics for representative cities:

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