Medicine: VD Up

Until August 1st the U.S. Army bought 50,000,000 prophylactics a month. Nonetheless, as it has at the end of all wars, the venereal-disease rate among troops is rising both overseas and at home:

¶In continental Europe, G.I.s are catching a venereal disease at a rate of 128 cases per 1,000 men per year. The rate, which was only 48 per 1,000 in May, began to rise immediately after V-E day. Most infections occur in France; Fräuleins with fraterneyes" are the No. 2 source.

¶ In the Southwest Pacific, the Army rate rose from five per 1,000 in January to 96 per 1,000...

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