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January 1930

THE FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF FRACASTORIUS' SYPHILIDIS SIVE DE MORBO GALLICO LIBRI TRES: BY THE HONORABLE WILLIAM RENWICK RIDDELL

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President, Canadian Social Hygiene Council, Toronto, Canada.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(1):112. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440070120011

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Abstract

To the Editor.—  In my edition of the "Poetical and Prose Works on Syphilis of Hieronymus Fracastorius," (Toronto, 1928), I said (p. 4) that the Syphilidis "does not seem to have found a French publisher until 1796, when Lucet issued a very beautiful edition (in 12mo.) accompanied by a translation into French and a Life of Fracastorius." I was misled by the little volume which I picked up on the left bank of the Seine on one of my visits to Paris, the title page of which reads: "SYPHILIS ou le mal vénérien, Poëme Latin de Jérome Fracastor, avec la traduction en François, et des notes.Scilicet hâc tenui rerum sub imagine multum Naturae, fatique subest, et grandis origo. 1796A PARIS, Ches le Cen. Lucet, Directeur du Bulletin de de Littérature, rue Montmartre, No. 94."This volume in the Avertisement, after lamenting that the work of Fracastorius was to

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