Syphilis Really Was Rife In 18th-Century English Cities

Syphilis Really Was Rife In 18th-Century English Cities

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Understanding historical rates of disease could be very useful for those working to control the same diseases today. Unfortunately, detailed epidemiological record-keeping is a recent invention. However, the coincidence of two remarkably detailed studies of the city of Chester and its surroundings in the 1770s have given scientists a unique snapshot of the era, and give reason to be thankful for modern medicine.

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Syphilis Really Was Rife In 18th-Century English Cities

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