If you hadn’t been laid up in the hospital with venereal disease for ten days back there in Africa, you might have finished your twenty-five missions in time to be sent home before Colonel Nevers was killed and Colonel Cathcart came to replace him.
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More than 20 different venereal diseases have been identified, and each year in the United States, 13 million people are infected with one of them.
The greatest challenge, of course, would be venereal disease.