Sex, Sin, and Science: A History of Syphilis in America
When: Saturday, February 14, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Russell Auditorium, National Museum of Health and Medicine (AFIP, Bldg. 54)
What: Did syphilis travel from the New World to Europe on Columbus’ ships? What remedies did Lewis and Clark use to treat the disease on their expedition? Why were so many women with venereal disease quarantined in America in both world wars? What impact did the introduction of penicillin have on the spread of venereal disease? Join us for this Valentine’s Day talk with noted medical historian John Parascandola as he discusses his book, "Sex, Sin, and Science: A History of Syphilis in America." A book signing will follow the presentation.