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This, however, is not so important as is the matter suggested by the preceding questions. You know that those llamas have syphilis, and are amenable to the influence of mercury. And the shepherds lying down with the female on the cold tops of those mountains, to keep warm near their alpaca wool, contracted syphilis from those females. Even the wool is a dangerous article of commerce before sterilization by boiling.
ALBERT S. ASHMEAD.
CorrespondenceSyphilis in Relation to Crime. Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(12):1546. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.12.1546