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Sex, sin, and science : a history of syphilis in America

Author: John Parascandola
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
Series: Healing society--disease, medicine, and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of syphilis and efforts to control the disease in the United States. This book examines the origins and spread of the disease in Europe. It also illustrates ways in which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parascandola, John, 1941-
Sex, sin, and science.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008
(DLC) 2008009953
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Parascandola
ISBN: 1567206689 9781567206685
OCLC Number: 646790241
Awards: Winner of SHFG's George Pendleton Prize for 2008 2009 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (195 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The great pox: origins and European background --
A "secret disease": syphilis in America before the First World War --
"Continence is not incompatible with health": syphilis in World War I --
"Congress apparently thought the spirochetes of syphilis were demobilized": the interwar years --
"Fool the Axis--use prophylaxis": syphilis in World War II --
"Magic in the form of penicillin": syphilis in America since World War II.
Series Title: Healing society--disease, medicine, and history.
Responsibility: John Parascandola ; foreword by Richard H. Carmona.

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