The average number of commitments per year to the State Training School for Girls in Geneva, Illinois, is 200, and of this number approximately 55 per cent. are infected with gonorrhea at the time of their entrance. This, of course, gives a very large total of cases, and, at the same time, affords an excellent opportunity for trying various treatments and estimating their relative values. The cases of gonorrhea which come to us show all degrees of severity, from the generally mild innocent infections to those virulent and often obstinate cases seen in the prostitute and habitual masturbator.
Immediately, on admission, a thorough physical examination is made of each girl, and a microscopic examination of the vaginal and cervical secretion or discharge. Slides are prepared and stained immediately with methylene-blue. They are then examined and if there is the slightest doubt as to the diagnosis another specimen is prepared and