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Sex, sin, and science : a history of syphilis in America / John Parascandola ; foreword by Richard H. Carmona.

Author/Creator:
Parascandola, John, 1941-
Publication:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
Series:
Healing society--disease, medicine, and history, 1933-5938
Format/Description:
Book
195 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Syphilis -- United States -- History.
Medical subjects:
Syphilis -- history -- United States.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-188) and index.
ISBN:
9780275994303 (alk. paper)
0275994309 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
213008128
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