In 1972, Dr. Joseph Portnoy and Nurse Linda Cohen discuss the hospital’s new Social Diseases Clinic.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: JGH at forefront in treating social diseases

Responding to a marked increase in the incidence of venereal disease in the late 1960s and early ’70s, the JGH launched its Social Diseases Clinic in February 1972, the first full-time facility of its kind in a Montreal hospital.