Syphilis of the Innocent: A Study of the Social Effects of Syphilis on the Family and the Community, with 152 Illustrative Cases : Made Under a Grant from the United States Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board

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United States Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board, 1922 - 239 sider
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Side 147 - Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.
Side 175 - Punishment for marriage. — If any white person intermarry with a colored person, or any colored person intermarry with a white person, he shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years.
Side 126 - ... were dead at the time the families were examined. This does not differ materially from the general average in the community. 12. One-fifth of the pregnancies are abortions, miscarriages, or stillbirths, compared with less than one-tenth of the pregnancies in nonsyphilitic families. 13. The average pregnancies per family is 2.58, compared with 3.88, 4.43 and 5.51 in nonsyphilitic families. 14. There are 3.52...
Side 126 - This division is made to determine if the familial problem is different in cases of central nervous system involvement from those in which the central nervous system escapes. The families of 555 syphilitic patients were examined and the following findings were obtained : 1. The family of the late syphilitic abounds with evidence of syphilitic damage. 2. At least one fifth of the families of syphilitics have one or more syphilitic members in addition to the original patient. 3. Between one third and...
Side 181 - The willful betrayal of a professional secret. But a physician, knowing that one of the parties to a contemplated marriage has a venereal disease, and so informing the other party to such contemplated marriage, or the parent, brother, or guardian of such other party, shall not be held to answer for betrayal of a professional secret nor shall such physician be liable in damages for truthfully giving such information to such other party, or the parent, brother, or guardian of such other party. Third:...
Side 182 - One accused of publishing a defamatory libel may plead that the defamatory matter published by him was true, and that it was for the public benefit that the matters charged should be published in the manner and at the time when they were published.
Side 113 - ... 22.8 per cent, representing the number of families in which a positive Wassermann reaction was found, is typical of what may be expected in any clinic dealing with late syphilitics where an effort is made to bring the spouse and children of syphilitic patients to the clinic for examination. Table II is concerned with the percentage of families in which no living children were born. The families in which no successful pregnancies occurred may be divided into families which were entirely sterile,...
Side 181 - The state medical board may refuse to grant a certificate to a person guilty of fraud in passing the examination, or at any time guilty of felony or gross immorality, grossly unprofessional or dishonest conduct...
Side 181 - Alabama47 provided that the man must secure a certificate of freedom from venereal disease before a marriage license would be issued. The Maine act requires physicians, under penalty, to notify the local health officer if an infected patient intends to marry, and the health officer is empowered to notify the other party. In the public interest the physician is not only permitted to disregard what had hitherto been considered a professional secret, but it is made his duty to do...
Side 78 - ... of the severe cases of hysteria, compulsion neuroses, etc., which I have treated by psychotherapy, I have succeeded in positively demonstrating that their fathers have gone through an attack of syphilis before marriage; they have either suffered from tabes or general paresis, or there was a definite history of lues. I expressly add, that the children who were later neurotic, showed absolutely no signs of hereditary lues, so that the abnormal sexual constitution was to be considered as the last...

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