Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

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


Amina Asfiya, Malcolm Pinto, Manjunath M Shenoy 
 Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manjunath M Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Asfiya A, Pinto M, Shenoy MM. ‘A night with venus, a lifetime with mercury’: Insight into the annals of syphilis.Arch Med Health Sci 2018;6:290-292


How to cite this URL:
Asfiya A, Pinto M, Shenoy MM. ‘A night with venus, a lifetime with mercury’: Insight into the annals of syphilis. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 21 ];6:290-292
Available from: http://www.amhsjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2321-4848;year=2018;volume=6;issue=2;spage=290;epage=292;aulast=Asfiya;type=0