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Venereal disease, 1910

Venereal disease, 1910

In this report, published in 1910, a doctor argues that older boys should hear ‘a scientific lecture’ on syphilis. The prevalence of the disease, the serious threat to public health it posed, and the need for legislation to prevent its spread were all emphasised.

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Reference: Evening Post, 1 March 1910, p. 3

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Jane Tolerton, 'Sexual health - Sexual health to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018