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Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922) eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 74 pages of information about Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922).


Section 1.—­Medical Statistics (A):  Medical Practitioners, Special
Returns from, Cases reported, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis:  Chancroid;
Prevalence.  Clinic Statistics (B):  Department of Health Data; Clinic
Distribution; Age Distribution; Marital Condition.  Mental Hospital
Statistics (C):  Syphilis and Dementia Paralytica; Computations as to
Prevalence of Syphilis based on Fournier’s Estimate.  Incidence among
Maoris (D):  Early Days, Miscarriages; Prevalence at Present, Origin. 
Death-certificates (E):  Two Certificates, one for Relatives, other for
Registrar; British Empire Statistical Conference, Resolutions passed;
Committee’s Conclusion 9

Section 2.—­Causes of the Prevalence of Venereal Diseases in New
Zealand:  Infected Individuals, neglect to undergo or continue Treatment;
Chiropractors; Herbalists:  Overseas Introduction; Promiscuous Sexual
Intercourse; Professional Prostitution; Police Evidence; “Amateur”
Prostitution; Social Distribution; Extra-marital Sexual Intercourse,
Result of; Parental Control; Sex Education; Housing and Living
Conditions; Hostels, Advantages of; Moral Imbeciles, Danger from;
Delayed Marriages; Alcohol; Accidental Infections; Dances; Cinema;
Returned Soldiers 11


Section 1.—­Education and Moral Control:  Chastity, Value of;
Relationship between Sexes; Infected Persons, Responsibility; Church and
Press influence; Parents duty to Children; Pamphlet for Parents; Sex
Hygiene in Schools, Mode of Teaching; School Mothers, Value of, in
Girls’ School; Instruction in Sex Hygiene; Adolescents; Moral Standard,
Value of 12

Section 2.—­Clinics for the Treatment of Venereal Disease:  Distribution; Work performed; Male and Female Attendance; Locality of Clinics; Hours of Attendance; Lady Doctors; Supply of Apparatus and Drugs for certain Cases; Advertising Clinics; Extension of Clinics; Training at Clinics for Nurses, Students, &c.; Cases attending until non-infective; Male and Female; Lady Patrols; Social Hygiene Society, Work of; Laboratories and Free Treatment:  Complement Fixation Test for Gonorrhoea 14 Page Section 3.—­Licensed Brothels:  Observations on; Dangers of Infection from; Statistics; North European Conference’s Resolution; Flexner’s Views; American Opinion. 15

Section 4.—­Exclusion of Venereal Cases from Overseas:  Health Act, 1920, Provisions; Attendances at Clinics; Recommendations; Immigration Restriction Act and Syphilis. 16

Section 5.—­Prophylaxis:  Packet System; Early Treatment; Inter-departmental Committee on Infectious Diseases, Conclusions; Notices in Public Conveniences; Prophylaxis, Efficiency of 16

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