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Great Syphilitics In History!
When it comes to syphilis, everyone's happy to point fingers. French called it "the English disease", Italians called it the "Spanish disease", Russians called it the "Polish disease", and Arabs called it "the Christian's disease." Of course, plenty of Christians were still referring to it by it's original nickname, "the French disease."
Mary Todd Lincoln
Edgar Allen Poe
Vincent Van Gogh
Ivan the Terrible
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