PACHSmörgåsbord: Syphilis

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What are the lessons of the recent history of biomedicine?

Susan Reverby’s recent bombshell that Guatemalan prisoners and mental inmates were deliberately infected with syphilis in the 1940s should do more than prompt mea culpas from the directors of NIH and CDC. But what, exactly, are the lessons we should draw from obviously unethical human experimentation?

Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 10/13 at 09:28 PM

Monday, September 24, 2012

Astrology and Morbus Gallicus (aka Syphilis)

Albrecht Dürer’s syphilitic man illustrated a poem on syphilis by the Nürnberg physician Theodore Ulsenius who, like other physicians of the time, used astrology to explain the diseases advent, spread, and symptoms.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/24 at 05:43 AM
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