THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR COMBATING VENEREAL DISEASES

1920 The Lancet  
on June 7th, when there was a very large attendance. Lord SYDENHAM, who occupied the chair, said that owing to advancing years he was retiring from the Council as President, but expressed his deep interest in the movement, which had never been so vigorous or so progressive as at the present time. Beginning in London on a small scale, the organisation had now branches all over the country. Few people realised, he said, the difficulties with which the Council had to deal, involving as they did
more » ... ving as they did both problems in physiology and psychology, as well as the opposition of ignorance and prejudice. The work needed the cooperation of medical men and laymen and women, while the moral side required the aid and support of religious bodies, who, however, in many cases did not seem to realise the great danger to individuals and to the race which resulted from venereal diseases.
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