Syphilis in the United States.

  title={Syphilis in the United States.},
  author={Solomon C Shockman and Lucinda S Buescher and Stephen P Stone},
  journal={Clinics in dermatology},
  volume={32 2},
Syphilis gained notoriety in the 1500s, when it became widespread throughout Europe. While the origins of syphilis are not certain, recent data have shown that it may have originated in the Americas from a close relative that causes Yaws (Treponema pallidum pertenue).(1) For the past 500years, the disease has shown its various faces all over the world. The 19th century saw an entire medical subspecialty-syphilology (sometimes known as syphilography)-devoted to the study of the great disease… CONTINUE READING

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