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MEDICAL HISTORY
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 290-292

‘A night with venus, a lifetime with mercury’: Insight into the annals of syphilis


Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Manjunath M Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_131_18

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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochaete Treponema pallidum. Being a disease whose existence spans several centuries, it has a rich and interesting historical background. The article attempts to explain the milestones in origin, spread, and treatment aspects related to syphilis.


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