Medicine: Recalcitrant Syphilitic

A jaded young woman, recalcitrant as a donkey, was taken in custody by a policeman of Hackensack. N. J. last week in the first known arrest of its kind in the U. S. The woman's offenses were: having syphilis when she married, knowing it, transmitting it to her husband and child, refusing to take treatment. Hackensack's health officer, Lester Van Deventer Chandler, had her sentenced to prison and a course of treatment under a practically unknown old New Jersey law which makes it a misdemeanor for a syphilitic to marry or otherwise endanger the...

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