Rabelais on Syphilis

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IN a thesis for a doctorate in medicine at the University of Paris, Dr. Mottron has chosen to extract from the books of Gargantua and Pantagruel all the references to syphilis ("Rabelais et la Verole". By J. Mottron. Pp. 127. Tours : Arrault et Cie., 1947). The texts are quoted in extenso and the commentary thereon gives a study of syphilis as it was understood in the first half of the sixteenth century.

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MARSHALL, J. Rabelais on Syphilis. Nature 162, 118 (1948) doi:10.1038/162118a0

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