As a result of the sharp rise in venereal disease during the past decade, which seriously threatens the health of our young people, pediatricians must become actively involved:
1. in the prompt identification, treatment, and epidemiologic control of venereal disease in young people and newborn infants;
2. in developing and promoting social legislation related to the treatment of minors;
3. in encouraging and participating in effective educational programs for youth on venereal disease.
A heightened alertness to the possibility of venereal disease is required by every physician.
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