October 16, 2011: outbreak of a new epidemic in naples. Question: how did the disease get to naples in the rst place: girolamo fracastoro termed syphilis. Also known as morbus gallicus: it was named by the people of the groups that they didn t really like, italy and germany. Tahiti: related to who was not liked or what symptoms occurred as a result of it, theory 1: Introduced to europe by chris columbus and his men. Signs of symptoms of syphilis in written records. Did not come into the old world from the new world from the crew. Existed in africa and mediterranean and spread into europe. Arose from one origin and had different clinical patterns in certain conditions and environmental factors. Strains occured because of a result of mutations. Succession of mutation: john hunter: wanted to point to the similar origin of sexual diseases. Single nature of lou s vinera: wet form and dry form.