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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Marie E. McAllister The College of William & Mary 2000 22 Stories of the Origin of Syphilis in Eighteenth-Century England: Science, Myth, and Prejudice The stories we tell about the origins of things speak to who we are. Each culture has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of their contemporaries believed, how- ever, that sex tourism interested them far more and posed a danger when they returned. Pox, the Renaissance term we associate with syphilis, was a debilitat- ing and potentially fatal disease until the discovery of penicillin. It was also extremely common. Kevin Siena has proven...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... congratulating a friend for getting syphilis, an ode to a farting lapdog, verses allegedly spoken by a woman doing penance for fornication. Such poems appear by the hundreds in jest-books and anthologies like The Winter Evening’s Companion (1751, 1759), The Gay Companion (1797), and the Laugh and be Fat...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... was a defence against syphilis and chancre. For all his incompetence Dr. Slop was not in the grip of these errors, and his comment makes perfect sense in ECL27105-Darby.q4.jw 4/14/03 10:56 AM Page 80 80 Eighteenth-Century Life the context of both the eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 211–215.
Published: 01 January 2011
... as a central concern is Dickie’s “Amelia, Sex, and Fielding’s Woman Question”; it examines the collapsing opposition between Amelia and Blear-­Eyed Moll, both of whom have lost their noses, which Dickie astutely notes would signify to any eighteenth-­century reader syphilis and sexual incontinence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- ments, the origins of syphilis, Cowper’s rabbits, Goethe’s botany, the pos- sible connections between gin and gender, displays of anatomical speci- mens (I’m thinking of the article on Frederick Ruysch’s Kunstkammer, where pieces of babies were preserved...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... with Russia and Austria failed. According to the old Dictionary of National Biography, Han- bury Williams “died by his own hand,” although the Oxford DNB (2004) now has him dying from the tertiary stages of syphilis. Much mourned by Horace Walpole, Williams was buried in Westminster Abbey on 10...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 118–127.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., which aren’t disfigured by wearing corsets from adolescence on. Gauguin’s paintings testify to the longevity of the Tahitian dream. 20. Traces of syphilis detected on some of the locals by the ship’s doctor were then attributed to Wallis’ men. When Cook in turn came to Tahiti, Bougainville’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
... surgeon August Gottlieb Richter proffered an analogous theory of an imperceptible contagion made manifest only by its effects, but took that theory one step further, admitting not only that syphilis might be transmitted through a transplanted tooth, but even that the transplantation...