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The Third Great Plague

A Discussion of Syphilis for Everyday People

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Author: John H. Stokes
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,925 / 167 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.8
LoC Category: RA
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2006.05.07
mnybks.net#: 13527
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Health
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on. On this principle it is worth while to meet the problem of a disease like syphilis with an open countenance and straightforward honesty of expression. It puts firm ground under our feet to talk about it in the impersonal way in which we talk about colds and pneumonia and bunions and rheumatism, as unfortunate, but not necessarily indecent, facts in human experience. Nothing in the past has done so much for the campaign against consumption as the unloosing of tongues. There is only one way to understand syphilis, and that is to give it impartial, discriminating discussion as an issue which concerns the general health. To color it up and hang it in a gallery of horrors, or to befog it with verbal turnings and twistings, are equally serious mistakes. The simple facts of syphilis can appeal to intelligent men and women as worthy of their most serious attention, without either stunning or disgusting them. It is in the unpretentious spirit of talking about a spade as a spade, and not as "an agricultural impleme

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