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date: 19 June 2024

Venereal Disease. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Vern L. BulloughVern L. Bullough

Although gonorrhea, syphilis, and other sexually transmitted diseases existed in colonial America, considerable confusion surrounded the distinctions among them, their causes, and their effects. Sexual activity itself was often blamed for symptoms now recognized as third-stage syphilis. The Revolutionary Era physician Benjamin ... ...

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