Prostitution and the Politics of Venereal Disease: Singapore, 1870-98

@inproceedings{Warren1990ProstitutionAT,
  title={Prostitution and the Politics of Venereal Disease: Singapore, 1870-98},
  author={James Francis Warren},
  year={1990}
}
The system of registration of brothels in Singapore was part of a larger regulatory code for the compulsory examination of prostitutes, the Contagious Diseases Ordinance. The CDO, which was a consequence of a strong mid- Victorian interest in sanitary reform, owed its origins to a series of Acts passed between 1864 and 1869 under a legislative title usually applied to measures concerned with foot and mouth disease.9 The coy sub-title of the Contagious Diseases Act actually meant 'venereal… Expand
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