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Luc XìProstitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi$
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Vu Trong Phung

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834678

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.001.0001

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Strolling inside the Dispensary

Strolling inside the Dispensary

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(p.65) 5 Strolling inside the Dispensary
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Luc Xì
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Vũ Trọng Phụng

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0005

This chapter describes the Dispensary. In the past, the masses regarded the Municipal Dispensary as a terrible prison, a place of torments, abuses of power, and cruel acts committed by public officials. For the members of the Hygiene Commission, it was a place of errors and mistakes. However, the city had provided a large sum of money to fix a number of things that people had legitimately complained about. Indeed, the women who are held in the Dispensary in the future will be treated in a much more humane manner than those in the past. As such, Mayor Virgitti asked journalists to help eliminate misunderstandings about the Dispensary, so that prostitutes did not endlessly evade it, and so that they would follow all of the Dispensary rules in order to prevent themselves from committing the offense of spreading venereal diseases among the population.

Keywords:   Municipal Dispensary, Hygiene Commission, prostitutes, venereal diseases

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