Threats to Public Order and Health: Mobile Men as Syphilis Vectors in Late Ottoman Medical Discourse and Practice

@article{Yilmaz2017ThreatsTP,
  title={Threats to Public Order and Health: Mobile Men as Syphilis Vectors in Late Ottoman Medical Discourse and Practice},
  author={Seçil Yilmaz},
  journal={Journal of Middle East Women's Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={13},
  pages={222 - 243}
}
  • Seçil Yilmaz
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
  • Late Ottoman physicians used medical advice literature to impact syphilis transmission and treatment by cultivating men’s rather than women’s hygiene, self-care, and sexual practices. Soldiers and migrant workers were understood to be the main vectors of syphilis beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Efforts to control the disease were complicated by a lack of effective treatment until the 1910s, inadequate investment in health care, disparate agendas at the provincial and imperial level… CONTINUE READING
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