History of syphilis - Wikipedia
Having blogged for Week 2’s seminar on , you may be concerned that the Wellcome Unit Library has exhausted its suggested reading on syphilis. Thankfully, this is not the case: we’ve plenty more where that came from! Starting with by John Parascandola (RC201.5.A2 PAR 2008), which explores the spread of the ‘Great Pox’ in the U.S. from the time of Columbus and colonization to post-World War II treatment. Within the first chapter, Parascandola touches upon the mythologies Dr Herrara is interested in: the tale of the shepherd Syphilus (pictured in the header image) who blasphemed the Sun-God:
A Cultural History of Syphilis (BBC Audio)
The History and Transmission of Treponema pallidum; Syphilis
‘The myth of the spotted sun and the blemished moon: a biosocial
ethnohistory of syphilis and related diseases’
By John Frith In History Issue Volume 20 No
Naturally occurring chemical elements and chemical compounds have historically have been used as therapies for a variety of infections, particularly for wound infections and syphilis.