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16th Century Syphilis Treatment

16th Century Syphilis Treatment

C009/3203

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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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