Medicine: Cured by the Draft

Newspapers last week burst out with startling news—the Army is inducting men with venereal diseases. Fact is, the Army has been inducting gonorrheal cases for many months, but has not publicized its policy.

The exact number of gonorrheal cases inducted varies from month to month within each corps area, depending upon the hospital facilities for curing them. But such cases do not exceed 2% of the total number of inducted men. Men are now being drafted so fast, however, that this small percentage of gonorrheal cases may run into many thousands a month. The Army accepts only men whose infection is "uncomplicated"—i.e.,...

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