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Daniel Turner (1667-1741): syphillis and the condum.

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International journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 21 (2010) pp. 546-548

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Abstract

Daniel Turner 1667-1741 was the first English medical author to use the term syphillis incidentally, also mentioning early usage of the condom (condum). This paper shows that venereologists in 18th century London wrote on the use of condoms by some men, but who were sceptical about its usage. This paper also describes some of the contemporary spellings of condum and syphillis.

Author-supplied keywords

  • condom
  • daniel turner
  • england
  • medical history
  • syphilis

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