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The medical facts, symptoms, course of infection, and the physical effects of both syphillis and gonorrhea are dramatized in this entertaining, but serious, program.

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Available on Running time 21 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Department of the Navy

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The Return of Count Spirochete
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James W. Steger, M.D.

This is an outstandingly humorous and educational cartoon. As a former Navy dermatologist and former Chairman of the Dermatology Department of the Naval Medical Center San Diego, we saw this film annually (for the last 20 years or so) with our dermatology staff, residents in training, and rotating interns and medical residents. It is formatted as an "Infectious Disease of the Year" Award show. The nominees were all serious infectious diseases--smallpox, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, plus the common cold. The award went to "Count Spirochete" and his sidekick Gonorrhea. Because of discontent among the other nominees, the master of ceremonies delineates all the reasons why Count Spirochete (syphilis) should be the winner. It is a smart, cute, and funny presentation that covers all the bases in a cartoon format. We bring it back annually by popular demand. It's remarkably good and conveys medical information which all adults from high school forward can easily understand.

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i saw this movie in the navy. it's hot, and hilarious. like a harry met sally movie