Wartime and venereal disease

1944_April_Carlisle BarracksTuesday, April 11, 1944

Today we all went the golf course near the Station Hospital to watch 226 enlisted men here get Good Conduct Medals. There was a fun parade, the first this year, and then a ceremony. Brig. Gen. Addison D. Davis personally shook hands with each and every man. As for me, I got to crawl in the grass! Oh, and this just in, venereal disease rates in 1943 were at an all-time low – 27 per 1000 men compared with 38 per 1000 men in 1942. That clearly beats 214 per 1000 in the Civil War and 133 in the Spanish-American War. So the Medical Corps is doing something right.

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