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May 1971

Syphilis in the Bible

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Medical Center of the University of Cincinnati.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(5):535-536. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000170069018

Quotations from the Bible, especially those significant passages from Leviticus, do not provide firm proof for the pre-Columbian origin of syphilis. A plea is made for the search for reagins of syphilis in pre-Columbian bone pathology.

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