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Title: Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922)
Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Health appointed by
the Hon. Minister of Health
Author: Committee Of The Board Of Health
Release Date: March 13, 2005 [EBook #15352]
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VENEREAL DISEASES IN NEW ZEALAND.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH APPOINTED BY THE HON.
MINISTER OF HEALTH.
_Presented to both Houses of the General Assembly by Leave._
CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMITTEE.
Hon. W.H. TRIGGS, M.L.C., Chairman.
J.S. ELLIOTT, M.D., Member of the Medical Board.
Mr. MURDOCH FRASER (New Plymouth), representing the
Hospital Boards of the Dominion.
J.P. FRENGLEY, M.D., D.P.H., Deputy Director-General of Health.
Lady LUKE, C.B.E.
Sir DONALD McGAVIN, K.C.M.G., C.M.G., D.S.O., Director-General of
PART I.--INTRODUCTORY AND HISTORICAL. Page
Section 1.--Origin and Scope of Inquiry: Witnesses; Sittings, Date and
Place of; Appreciation of Services rendered 2
Section 2.--Venereal Diseases and their Effects: Ignorance, Effect of;
Sex Education for Young; Syphilis and Gonorrhoea, Origin and
Description; Treatment after Exposure; Diagnosis, Methods of; Treatment,
Importance of Early and Completed 4
Section 3.--Accidental Infection: Sources of Infection; Metchnikoff's
Investigation; Food-conveyance; Lavatories, Towels, Drinking-cups, &c. 5
Section 4.--Previous Inquiries and Conferences: Contagious Diseases Act,
England; Royal Commission, 1913, Evidence, View of Compulsory
Notification, Divorce and Venereal Disease, Sex Education, Instruction,
and Propaganda; Australasian Medical Congresses. Committee appointed;
Auckland Congress, 1914, Report presented, Nature of Notification
recommended; Melbourne Conference, 1922, Review of Legislation, Comments
and Recommendations; England, Committee recently appointed to report on
Venereal Diseases 5