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CUS417/120.102


Fonds Number: 
P417
Abstract: 

Adami informs Osler that Surgeon-General Jones's opinion is that it would be wiser to take no part in the matter of the venereal diseases in the army and on the question of the prostitutes in Shorncliffe. His argument is that Colonel Rennie from Shorncliffe was instructed by General Steele not to go to a meeting of the National Council for combating venereal disease. It may be a move to make the British authorities responsible for the state of affairs, and to eventually permit them to be free to take their own action. Deplores that the conditions are getting worse, there are as many cases now with less Canadian soldiers as there were when they were more. The General thinks that it is time for the Militia and Defence Act to be put in operation so, as to drive the prostitutes out of the Shorncliffe and Bramshot districts. The latter, contrary to Adami, doubts the efficiency of the American System for this matter. Explanations. Adami agrees with the General's suggestion to cease having a special venereal hospital and make the M. O. of each battalion look after the venereal cases of that battalion. Suggests that Barlow of the Council should induce the General to take more active measures.

Original: 
Yes
Date: 
December 8, 1915
From: 
Adami, John George
Address: 
To: 
Osler, William
City: 
State: 
Country: 
England

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