Venereal diseases 4

Scope and Content

Items numbered sequentially (nos 1-78) - order retained

Publications to be found in The Women's Library printed collection have been removed and indicated at bottom of field.

Consists of correspondence, publications and press cuttings relating to treatment of venereal disease particularly St Luke's Hospital in Manchester, and apparent removal of venereal disease centres for girls attached to London hospitals

Particular items:

- statistics of patients treated at venereal disease clinics from St Luke's Hospital Records, Manchester for years 1918 to1935 (no 14, 15)

- statistics of venereal disease in Oxford for years 1920-1935 (no 23), Darlington for years 1920-1933 (no 26), Birmingham for years 1918-1936 (no 27), Sheffield for years 1918-1935 (no 28), Leicester for years 1918-1933 (no 29), Manchester for years 1923-1935 (no 30)

- circular 1623 from the Ministry of Health on venereal disease dated 11 May 1937 (no 37)

- copy of typed notes on compulsory measures for the treatment of venereal disease, 1938 (no 43)

- circular 1956 from the Ministry of Health on venereal disease dated 26 Jan 1940 (no 59)


- pamphlet 'Notification of venereal diseases: to be or not be?', by Douglas White, reprinted from 'The Shield' Jul 1937 (no 40)

- 'Report on anti-venereal measures in certain Scandinavian countries and Holland by LW Harrison et al from 'Reports on public health and medical subjects', London: HMSO, 1938 (no 42)

- memorial to the Rev The Vice-Chancellor and to The Proctors of the University of Oxford and to the Governing Bodies of the Colleges, Jun 1918

For following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- leaflet 'Venereal diseases: Swedish VD figures being quoted in support of compulsory measures are incorrect' the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1938 (no 45) (ref 614.5470941 ASS)

- leaflet 'Morality in wartime' by Alison Neilans, reprinted from 'International Women's News' Oct 1939 (no 52) (ref 176 NEI)

Press cuttings glued to paper (nos 58, 60-78)