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How the Common Grunt and Prostitute Changed Military Policy

Title: How the Common Grunt and Prostitute Changed Military Policy.
Name(s): Blumlo, Daniel J., author
Grant, Jonathan, professor directing thesis
Garretson, Peter, committee member
Oldson, William O., committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "How the Common Grunt and Prostitute Changed Military Policy" argues that the promiscuity of the American servicemen and the women they encountered, forced the military to abandon its policy of endorsing abstinence during the Second World War. Out of fear of weakening the combat strength of the military, the government initially used punishments as a deterrent to contracting venereal disease. Since the men in arms actively sought venues for pre-marital sex regardless of the consequences, such penalties proved unsuccessful. As the war progressed, the War Department and Surgeon General's Office reacted and began to implement methods of venereal disease education, prevention, and treatment.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3642 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: April 1, 2004.
Keywords: Prostitution, Sexual Behavoir, American Servicemen, World War II
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jonathan Grant, Professor Directing Thesis; Peter Garretson, Committee Member; William O. Oldson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
Military history
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Owner Institution: FSU

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