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Venereal disease in the American Expeditionary Forces


Venereal disease in the American Expeditionary Forces

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    George Walker
Excerpt from book: VENEREAL DISEASES IN THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES CHAPTER I PLAN OF ORGANIZATION OF THE UROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT The general plan of organization in France differed considerably from that in the United States, because we were unable to take charge in any way of the French communities and had to devote our chiefest energies to the control of the soldiers themselves. The regulation of districts and the suppression of alcohol and prostitution were impossible. Major Hugh H. Young, Captain L. C. Lehr, Captain L. M. Boyd and Lieutenant H. L. Cecil went to France on the same ship with General Pershing and his staff in May, 1917. Major Young and his assistants were detailed to study the situation concerning the prevention and treatment of venereal disease in the English and French armies. When this report was submitted two things were agreed upon. The first of these was that the most stringent measures would be adopted to prevent the incidence of venereal disease among the American soldiers. The second was that the treatment of these diseases would be carried out, as far as was practicable, by the various organizations: that is, the infected soldiers would not be detached and removed to special hospitals. To meet, this condition, dispensaries were opened where cases could be treated as often as was necessary. The soldier, however, remained with the organization on duty status. Hospital facilities were to be arranged only for severe and complicated cases. This was a very important departure from the method which had been adopted by the French and English. It was found to work admirably, except when the soldiers went into line. In October, 1917, Major Young was appointed Urologist-in- Chief of the A. E. F. and instructed to organize his staff. Major E. L. Keyes, J...  
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