16th Century Syphilis Treatment

16th Century Syphilis Treatment

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Credit: NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Color enhanced illustration of a man who has contracted Syphilis being treated by baking in an oven for 30 days while breathing mercury fumes, a 16th Century treatment. This treatment often led to death due to heart failure, dehydration and suffocation.

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Keywords: 1500s, 16th century, baking, engraving, historic, historical, history, medical, mercury fumes, oven, science, syphilis, treatment, venereal disease

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