Pox

genius, madness, and the mysteries of syphilis

By Hayden, Deborah

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ISBN
978-0-46502-881-8
Publisher
New York : Basic Books, 2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on February 15, 2003

Independent scholar Hayden has written a fascinating account of the role that syphilis may have played in the lives of noted historical Western figures from Columbus to Hitler. Over the course of five centuries, the author shows how their lives coincided, respectively, with the disease's epidemic rise in Europe and the discovery of penicillin, which successfully treated it. She also profiles composers suc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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