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The secret malady : venereal disease in eighteenth-century Britain and France

Author: Linda Evi Merians
Publisher: Lexington, K.Y. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1996.
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Like AIDS today, venereal disease existed in epidemical proportions in eighteenth-century Britain and France. Medical practitioners of every stripe - legitimate and otherwise - knew little but wrote volumes about its origins, symptoms, and "cures." The pathology of the disease remained elusive throughout the century despite frequent and loud debates on the topic in the press. The essays in this collection paint a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Secret malady.
Lexington, K.Y. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1996
(OCoLC)623372301
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Evi Merians
ISBN: 0813119898 9780813119892 0813108888 9780813108889
OCLC Number: 34746028
Description: 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical and medical contexts of venereal disease --
Representations of venereal disease.
Responsibility: Linda E. Merians, editor.

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Venereal disease existed in epidemical proportions in 18th-century France and Britain. Initially regarded as the subject for jokes and boasts of Restoration promiscuity, its prevalence as the century  Read more...

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