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ERIC Number: ED113320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-28
Pages: 160
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The VD Epidemic. How It Started, Where It's Going, and What to Do About It.
Lasagna, Louis
This book concerning the venereal disease epidemic is designed to do the following two things: (1) to give the general public straightforward, explicit information on this ancient disease; and (2) to transform the current mood of complacency into a demand that eradication programs be set in motion at once. This book is all-encompassing in scope and covers the symptoms, causes, incidence, and history of syphillis and gonorrhea. It clearly explains the aspects of detection and the methods of treatment, from early mercury and other heavy metal treatments to modern effective therapy through penicillin. The book uses case histories and anecdotes to emphasize key points such as the rapidity with which infection spreads, the difficulties faced by health workers in attempting to reach all likely victims, and the ignorance and hypocrisy which prevent the disease from being eradicated. There are photographs to supplement the descriptions of common symptoms and clinical effects. (BD)
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Books
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