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History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases are not limited to young people today – Oh, no. Some STDs (and painful treatments, scientifically dubious) date from several years. Take a look at some of the oldest and myths about them that has caused some very unorthodox treatments in the history of sexually transmitted diseases:

History of sexually transmitted diseases

 

The epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases are not limited to young people today – Oh, no.  Some STDs (and painful treatments, scientifically dubious) date from several years.  Take a look at some of the oldest and myths about them that has caused some very unorthodox treatments in the history of sexually transmitted diseases:

Herpes

Herpes has been around since ancient Greece – after all, tend to have the Greeks for the name, which roughly means “to creep or crawl” – probably a reference to the extent of skin lesions.  Even native STD screening was not available until long after the virus was identified in 1919, early civilizations could see it was a very real problem – the Roman emperor Tiberius introduced a ban on kissing in public events to try to stop the spread.  There are a lot of thought on the first attempt to treat the disease, but he is happy that all is not in the experimental section, the physician Celsus, claimed that the injuries are cauterized with a hot iron!

The question has never been definitely – Shakespeare said that herpes “blisters parasites”, which means that the spread of the epidemic. A common belief at the time that the disease was caused by insect bites, which looks like a normal rationalization that wound which creates a sexually transmitted disease  .

Syphilis

Mercury has been the resource of choice for syphilis in the Middle Ages – the understanding of the ways of sexually transmitted diseases and the treatment gave rise to the expression: “One night in the arms of Venus leads to a life Mercury was given orally. Or by direct contact with the skin, even  if one of the most unlikely of fumigation methods in question, where the patient is placed in a sealed box with only his head showing. The box contained mercury, and started a house by making it evaporates. It was not very effective, but it was terribly uncomfortable  . After lesions of syphilis tend to disappear on their own, so that when several people are believed to be cured with just about any resource in the history of sexually transmitted diseases!

Because of the sexually transmitted disease means greater flexibility to heal.  In 1908, the arsenic-based drugs are developed Salvarsan, and although not one hundred% effective, it was a big step forward.  Their lack of efficiency in the upper part of sexually transmitted diseases has led to a different disease for use as medicine: malaria.  Therefore, it seems that people with high fever can be cured of syphilis, malaria was used to induce an initial fever, believed to be an acceptable risk as a result of malaria can be treated quinine.  Penicillin, each of these treatments is limited to the history of sexually transmitted diseases.

Gonorrhea

Before the local time of testing for sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhea is often confused with syphilis, as without a microscope, both had very similar symptoms, and were often in silence.  After all, if they were “diagnosed” with the disease who were undergoing treatment unhappy.  In line with some of syringes found on board the Mary Rose was designed to inject liquid mercury through the urethra by a team beaten by the disease.  In the nineteenth century, silver nitrate, a widely used drug, which was then replaced by Protargol.  Colloidal silver has been replaced, and was widely used until antibiotics came to the rescue in the 1940s.

So if you think STD screening and treatment room can be a painful moment method, an indication of poor people who had mercury or arsenic many years ago – and I thank God for antibiotics!

 

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