Medicine: VD Comeback

VD rates for the U.S. as a whole have been dropping steadily. But last week three national health organizations reported that in 25 states and 14 major cities syphilis and gonorrhea have increased sharply in 1955. Fifteen states had VD epidemics. Teen-agers now average 200,000 cases a year. Reasons: easy treatment with "wonder drugs" has made people complacent, and Public Health Service anti-VD doctors are now down from 200 in 1946 to 34.


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