Syphilis treatment, 1919

Syphilis treatment, 1919

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Caption: Syphilis treatment. US soldiers lining up to be injected with the drug Salvarsan, to treat the sexually transmitted infection syphilis. Salvarsan, or arsphenamine, was the first modern chemotherapeutic agent. Photographed at Base Hospital No. 216, the Nantes hospital center, France, on 17th March 1919.

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