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Syphillis Question

Discussion in 'Military Training, Doctrine, and Planning' started by Cate Blanchett, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett recruit

    Nov 29, 2009
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    Gothard.....or anybody else

    I know your speciality is WW2, but there is a question about German training and recruitment from World War One that I would like to ask.

    During the Great War, entry into the Imperial German Army was prior to the recruit recieving a medical examination....

    My question is simple..
    .....Would a prospective recruit in 1914 be REJECTED if found to have the sexually transmitted disease of SYPHILLIS?

    Anyone from any source that can provide an answer to this one will solve a question thats bugging me at the moment.....

    It is my understanding that when recruits from this period, specifically 1914,when there was no shortage of volunteers, were found to have STDs, authorities rejected them......

    Anyone that can help on this one, please let me know....I'm going to use the answer in forthcoming article.....

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