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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SYPHILIS

Syphilis attacks the blood vessels and the lymphatic glands.

Syphilis, or the "Pox," is an infectious, germ blood disease.

Syphilis is also wholly preventable, which is not true of tuberculosis at present.

Does Alcohol prevent the drunkard from contracting Syphilis?

Is it reasonable to deny that Mercury is of particular use in Syphilis?

Syphilis is a disease that is contagious, inoculable, and transmissible by heredity.

Syphilis is not an etiological factor in any of these groups.

The literature of Syphilis Insontium is extremely extensive.

Syphilis may affect the mental development of children in various ways.

Syphilis is just crossing this same threshold into publicity.

WORD ORIGIN

1718, Modern Latin, originally from the title of a poem, "Syphilis, sive Morbus Gallicus" "Syphilis, or the French Disease," 1530, by Veronese doctor Girolamo Fracastoro (1483-1553), which tells the tale of the shepherd Syphilus, supposed to be the first sufferer from the disease. Fracastoro first used the word as a generic term for the disease in 1546 treatise "De Contagione." Why he chose the name is unknown; it may be intended as Latin for "Pig-lover," though there was also a Sipylus, a son of Niobe, in Ovid.

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