Sex, Sin, and Science

Sex, Sin, and Science

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Covering the history of syphilis in America, from Colonial times to the present, this book also examines the history of the origins and spread of the disease in Europe. Several themes explored in the book illustrate the ways in which non-medical factors influence our views of a disease and our reaction to it.Whenthey disappear, thousands of syphilis victims think themselves cured, not realizing that instead of cure, this marks the end of the period when the best chance for it is possible.33 Syphilis ... A full course of therapy by a private physician could cost anywhere from $300 to as high as $1, 000 in unusual cases. ... of the groups that did not have sufficient access to health care for syphilis. Many whites viewed blacks as a particularly a€œsyphilis-soaked race, a€ with an 82 Sex, Sin, and Science.

Title:Sex, Sin, and Science
Author:John Parascandola
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2008


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