Hektoen International

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Tag: guayaco for treating syphilis

  • A view of syphilis from the 19th century

    Preparation and use of guayaco for treating syphilis, ca. 1570 Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet with engraving by Philip Galle   Sectional reprint of “Of the Venereal Disease, or Syphilis” from Modern Practice of Physic by Robert Thomas, 1822 The part of the world where this disease first originated has been much disputed, some…