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There are three kinds of venereal disease, which we will describe in a few words.

There is only one radical cure for venereal diseases; that is not to contract them!

There is another factor to be added—that of venereal disease.

Many husbands are sterile, however, as a result of venereal disease.

From the absorption of the matter from venereal ulcers and suppurating bones.

In the latter case some venereal desires should have attended.

So feeble and cloying is the venereal indulgence, if Love inspires it not.

So then, the first danger is the danger of venereal infection.

And what is true of venereal disease is also true of seduction of young girls.

Bergen is also, as I was informed, terribly scourged by venereal diseases.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "of or pertaining to sexual desire or intercourse," from Latin venereus, from venus (genitive veneris) "sexual love, sexual desire" (see Venus). Used of sexually transmitted diseases from 1650s.

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