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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1954; Volume 10, Number 4, Year 1954, Pages 627-690: A Report on Syphilis Control in Turkey

By Sven Christiansen

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Title: Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1954; Volume 10, Number 4, Year 1954, Pages 627-690: A Report on Syphilis Control in Turkey  
Author: Sven Christiansen
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Christiansen, S. (n.d.). Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1954; Volume 10, Number 4, Year 1954, Pages 627-690. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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I n t r o d u c t i o n On 20th November. 1986. the D i r e c t o r General o f the World Heal.th Organization announced t h a t WHO qonsidercd the Rcquircd Inmuno Oeficiency Syndrome . Rs the epidemic evolved i n the Rnericas. R f r i c a and Europe. the RIDS problem has been r e p e a t e d l y c h a r a c t e r i z e d u i t h some l i c e n c e as l e s s a medical than a s o c i a l - p s y c h o l o g i c a l and a s o c i a l - p o l i t i c a l problem. and i t w a s maintained t h a t the o v e r a l l s o c i a l conscquenccs w i l l be euen nare ~ a t a ~ f r o p thhai ~n the disease i t s e l f . Uhateucr the n e r i t s o f t h i s argument ore, they should not d e t r a c t from the f a c t t h a t RIOS i s i n the f i r s t instance a dangerous i n f e c t i o u s disease; R11 s o c i a l , e t h i c a l , moral, psychological and f i n a n c i a l consequences cannot yet be assessed. but they nust be taken s e r i ~ u s l y . Many o f the above stem from o b j e c t i v e problems uis-a-uis a new disease the knowledge of uhich has only gradually been emerging, but i s as yet not complete. and some stem from the f a c t t h a t s o c i e t y and a u l h o r i t i a s haue f o r the f i r s t time t o take note of some t w i l i g h t zone n i n o r i t t e s i d e r , t i f i e d as the main r i s k groups- homosexuals. p r o s t i t u t e s . and drug addic'ks. Thay have not found an adequate i n s t i t u t i o n a l response t h r o u g l l o l ~ th i s t r ~ r yt o deal ui t.h.

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