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Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis

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Author: Hayden, Deborah
Series title:Art of Mentoring Ser.
Publication Date:Dec 2003
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $34.99
Book Description:

From Beethoven to Oscar Wilde, from Van Gogh to Hitler, Deborah Hayden throws new light on the effects of syphilis on the lives and works of seminal figures from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.Writing with remarkable insight and narrative flair, Hayden argues that biographers and historians have vastly underestimated the influence of what Thomas Mann called "this exhilarating yet wasting disease." Shrouded in secrecy, syphilis was accompanied by wild euphoria and suicidal...
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Detailed Subjects: Medical / Infectious Diseases
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.8 x 20.3 x 2.3 cm
Book Weight:0.396 Kilograms

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