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Then and now: a vignette
  1. J S Bingham
  1. Correspondence to Dr J S Bingham, UK; james_bingham{at}

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The first issue of the British Journal of Venereal Diseases appeared in January 1925. It declared its aims and ideals, Colonel Harrison described the new clinic system, there were articles on the use of bismuth in the treatment of syphilis and even on the use of diathermy to treat gonorrhoea!

An introduction was written by Sir Humphry Rolleston, President of the Royal …

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