Professor Simon Szreter’s Major New Study of Syphilis Catches Notice


A pathbreaking new study by our own Professor Simon Szreter and Professor Kevin Siena of Canada’s Trent University has found that one in five Georgian Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s. The estimate generated from years of painstaking research in hospital admission registers, has implications for our understanding of the history of sexual practices and health, as well as the demographic and economic history of London. The analysis appeared in this month’s issue of The Economic History Review and is being hailed by The Times as the 'first of its kind.'

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