An Indelicate Question ...

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Not wanting to offend ... but can someone point me to a reliable source that details the SYMPTOMS of Gonorrhea & Syphilis? Preferably from pre-antiobotics days?

    Yes, I know the CAUSE :oops:

    I've just realised that the deaths of my Scottish sister ancestors (the "dressmakers" from a previous thread) were all certified by their BROTHER (who was a qualified doctor/surgeon and lived/worked in England). :eek:
    And I'm wondering whether "Supposed Dropsy"/"Liver Anasarca", etc could cover the effects of VD ...

    Jane
     
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  2. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I expect that the symptoms would be the same today as they were in pre-antibiotic days - just the treatment would be different. :reading:

    Check with the NHS website here for syphilis and here for gonorrhoea.

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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I used to wonder if either of these might be the reason for a lack of babies in some cases but having had a read of the articles I guess not.
     

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