Anthropology 275       Reading Report 7
Disease in Prehistory       due 3/2

Quétel Claude. 1990. History of Syphilis. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, Maryland.

1. Describe in some detail how the attitudes toward sexually transmitted diseases in general and syphilis specifically changed through the 18th, 19th and 20th century.
2. Where and when did the first documented epidemic of syphilis occur? What ethnic, social, and occupational groups were involved in the initial epidemic and the subsequent spread of the disease through Europe.
3. What treatments where attempted to cure syphilis before the discovery of antibiotics?
4. Who was Ulrich von Hutten? How does his biography relate to the history of syphilis?