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Interview with Dr. James Allen Whitaker, who created mandatory testing before having to register for selective service. Many doctors from different areas of the medical field all cooperated in this effort. It involved everyone, both white and people of color. People, he said, weren't ever trying to hide their symptoms. In some cases, it was needed for patients to return to be treated for one week each year. Because he went into urology, he didn't see as many patients as some other doctors. Gonorrhea was such a problem that until 1937 it was better for a patient to go camping and drink a lot of water than getting treatment. The treatments of the day made it all far worse. In males, it would drive the infection into the prostate. In females, it would push it into the fallopian tubes. In contrast, by drinking water a person could be better in two or three weeks.





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