Venereal Diseases

VENEREAL DISEASE Morbus venereus was used to denote syphilis and gonorrhea by French physician, Jacques de Berthencourt of Rouen in 1527. The Ebers Papyrus contains a description which suggests that gonorrhea existed around 2500 BC. Aulus Cornelius Celsus (25 BC–50 AD) and Galen (AD129–200) also described gonorrhea. Syphilis was only described in the 15th century and two theories exist, one proposing that it was endemic in Europe, and the other that it was brought from America after the discovery of the New World. French physician, Jean Francois Fernel (1497–1558) suggested that gonorrhea and syphilis were two distinct diseases, whereas John Hunter (1728–1793) believed them diseases to be the same and tried to prove it by inoculating himself. Unknown to him, the inoculum contained both gonorrhea and syphilis and he contacted syphilis and falsely confirmed his original belief. Hunter published A Treatise on the Venereal Diseases in 1786. The difference between syphilis and gonorrhea based on the response to mercurial treatment was shown by Benjamin Bell (1749–1806) of Dumfries, a pupil of Hunter, in 1793. The two diseases were shown to be definitely different by Phillipe Ricord (1799–1889) of Paris in 1838. Condylomata acuminata, or genital warts, have been known for 2000 years. Condylomata lata, or syphilitic warts, were differentiated from genital warts by Gabrielle Falloppio (1523–1562). See Contagious Diseases Act, genitourinary medicine, syphilis, herpes genitalis.



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The Prevention of Venereal Diseases, Otto May, First Edition, FROWDE, HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1918.
The Prevention of Venereal Diseases, Otto May, First Edition, FROWDE, HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1918.
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A History of Prostitution from Antiquity to the Present Day, George Ryley Scott, First Edition 1936
A History of Prostitution from Antiquity to the Present Day, George Ryley Scott, First Edition 1936
£129.00
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The Management of Neurosyphilis, Bernhard, Dattner, William Heinmann, London, 1944. First Edition
The Management of Neurosyphilis, Bernhard, Dattner, William Heinmann, London, 1944. First Edition
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Affections Parasyphilitiques , (Parasyphilitic disorders), Alfred Fournier, First Edition, 1894  Paris, good copy
Affections Parasyphilitiques , (Parasyphilitic disorders), Alfred Fournier, First Edition, 1894 Paris, good copy
£188.00
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Selected Essays on Syphilis and Small Pox-pox, Schaudinn, Fritz; Hoffmann, Eric, New Sydenham Society, 1906
Selected Essays on Syphilis and Small Pox-pox, Schaudinn, Fritz; Hoffmann, Eric, New Sydenham Society, 1906
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A Treatise on Syphilis in New Born Children Diday, P. Publication Date: 1859
A Treatise on Syphilis in New Born Children Diday, P. Publication Date: 1859
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