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    The Australian Army's experience of sexually transmitted diseases during the twentieth century
    Sexually transmitted diseases, for centuries lumped together as 'Venereal Disease', or 'VD' for short, have always marched in lock-step with soldiers from all armies wherever they have served. During the twentieth century at least 125,000 Australian soldiers contracted VD while serving in overseas deployments - the equivalent of six World War I infantry divisions. Until the advent of penicillin in the mid-1940s, the two most common and most devastating sexually transmitted diseases were gonorrhoea and syphilis. During the overseas deployments of the Australian Army during the twentieth century, these two debilitating, disfiguring, embarrassing and potentially lethal diseases put tens of thousands of soldiers out of action for weeks at a time. Gonorrhoea and syphilis weakened the Australian Army, seriously reducing its operational capability...
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    Book Author
    Ian Howie-Willis
    Genre Biography & Autobiography
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9780369342898
    Publisher
    Big Sky Publishing
    Approximate delivery

    10 - 15 Days (?)

    Publication Date
    13-Oct-2020

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