Chicago's War on Syphilis, 1937-40: The Times, the -Trib,- And the Clap Doctor

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Chicago's War on Syphilis, 1937-1940, offers valuable lessons to those struggling to deal with today's AIDS epidemic. The Chicago Tribune, one of the first newspapers to discuss the disease, followed daily developments, including a new pre-marital testing law, court-ordered screening of selected individuals, creation of testing stations in city parks, and the steadily rising count of those tested for it. The time was the late 1930s, however, and the disease was syphilis. The Chicago Syphilis Control Program was launched in ...

Chicago's War on Syphilis, 1937-40: The Times, the -Trib,- And the Clap Doctor 1995, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252021473

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