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The History of Syphilis

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From its appearance in Europe at the end of the fifteenth century until its cure with the discovery of penicillin, syphilis has inspired wildly varying--and culturally revealing--theories about its origin, nature, and treatment. In The History of Syphilis, Claude Qutel chronicles five centuries of medical detective work and official management of a virulent disease that qu ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published August 1st 1990)
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Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Was done for my history of medicine class. No cocktail conversation snippets to be had, but reveals the ties that bind culture, politics, religion and medicine very well.
Would read again.
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May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medicine
Everything I could ever hope to know of this dread disease from the French perspective.
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