HLTB21H3 Lecture Notes - Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Girolamo Fracastoro, Congenital Syphilis

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13 Apr 2013
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Often confused with gonorrhea until early 1800s. Origin of the term syphilis : from girolamo fracastoro. Wrote the theory of contingency: 1530 epidemic syphilis sive morbus gallicus , shepherd boy named syphilis who offended god and was punished with terrible disease, aka french disease. Brought back to europe from americas by columbus. Pattern of spread of the disease: pre-columbian theory. Existed in europe prior to columbus" voyage to. Archeological evidence of syphilis in europe pre-dating. Many populations of native americans were decimated by syphilis epidemics in the 1600s. Southern christian leadership conference (sclc) receive funding from center for disease control (cdc) to provide hiv education: title: race (reducing aids through community education, blacks believe aids is genocide. 2 things lead to the study literature of racial different in the natural history of syphilis: depression in 1929. Public health service (phs) won the trust of black leaders into participating then their followers.

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