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April 1960

La Venereologia del Tombolo (Tombolo's Venereology)

AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(4):647-648. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730040151035

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One would prefer to believe that this sad story is fictional. Tombolo is an area in a pine forest on the outskirts of the city of the leaning tower. It would never have made history if one more war had not struck the Italian peninsula, followed by the horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The abundant money and food of the allied armies naturally appealed to a starving population. Female flesh, a well-known asset at any time, increases in value by leaps and bounds in time of famine and destitution. No moral law, no punishment has ever stopped or will stop a human being from preferring dishonor to starvation. An army of women ranging in age from childhood to advanced maturity from all social levels and of many nationalities, with the usual company of pimps and racketeers, followed the troops. Concentrated on the outskirts of Pisa places of amusement of various kinds

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