Medicine: After Syphilis, Cancer

The national drive against syphilis which Surgeon General Thomas Parran Jr. began last autumn, by last week had reached a high plateau of accomplishment. Dr. Parran and Editor Morris Fishbein of the American Medical Association each issued a new book on the subject last week and a half dozen similar books were already in bookstores.* The A. M. A. was ready to lend doctors a talkie from which they could learn how to diagnose and treat syphilis. This technical film, prepared by A. M. A. and U. S. Public Health Service experts, matched...

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