1899 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
the next board meeting, that it urge "all persons legally authorized to perform the marriage ceremony to require a certificate of health from a reputable physician before proceeding to perform the ceremony." One difficulty of such a regulation will be the determination as to when syphilis or gonorrhea is cured, medical opinion having, as is well known, a wide range as to this special point. If, for example, the Noeggerath theory of latent gonorrhea happens to be held by the physician, it will
more » ... hysician, it will be difficult for him to honestly grant the desired certificate, and the question of when one is through with syphilis is one of the greatest uncertainties in medicine. Un-
doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450680056013 fatcat:6dttnvxuojejlgty5cqglsi7ja