Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 27, 1972

> The only virtue of gonorrhea is that in men, at least, it usually produces early, painful symptoms that alert its victim. But not always. A team headed by Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield of the University of Washington told a meeting of the American Public Health Association last week that servicemen returning from Viet Nam may carry a "silent" form of the disease, one which produces no symptoms in the carrier but may flare into active disease once the infection is transmitted to a sexual partner. The team bases its warning on a study...

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