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Am J Dis Child. 1962;104(1):97. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080030099014.
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To the Editor: Since 1957, infectious syphilis has been increasing at an alarming rate in all races, sexes, ages, social groups, and geographic areas. Physicians who have not observed a single case of infectious syphilis in 20 years suddenly are finding it among their patients. Concurrent with this resurgence, unfortunately, is a paucity of venereal disease literature and information available to the private physician.

To alleviate this situation partially and serve a pressing need, the Venereal Disease Program of the Public Health Service routinely abstracts current articles on venereal diseases from almost 1,000 journals both domestic and foreign. A publication entitled Current Literature on Venereal Disease including these abstracts is printed 3 or 4 times a year and indexed annually. It is distributed regularly free of charge to physicians on their personal request.

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