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Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

Noelle Gallagher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300217056
eISBN:
9780300240764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217056.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy, and was often ... More


Sexually Transmitted Infections among Gay and Bisexual Men

Ronald O. Valdiserri

in Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301533
eISBN:
9780199863815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a overview of prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among gay and bisexual men. Descriptive epidemiology is presented for bacterial (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia), ... More


Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Edward P. Richards III and Guthrie S. Birkhead

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on legal tools for controlling sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and certain related bloodborne infections for which sexual transmission is important. It focuses on the ... More


Neighborhoods and Infectious Diseases

Mindy Thompson Fullilove

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on a series of neighborhood-level social/structural processes that have influenced the spread of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and tuberculosis in the United States. Through the lens ... More


‘People should keep a grip of themselves’: treatment and prevention of VD

Leanne McCormick

in Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the establishment of venereal disease (VD) clinics in Northern Ireland from 1917, and the debates and discourses that emerged in the interwar and Second World War period ... More


A Few Statistics and a Little History

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides statistics to demonstrate the extent of the damage done by prostitution. In 1914, 74 percent of French soldiers in Tonkin had some form of venereal disease. Dr. Keller, who runs ... More


Medical Examination Day

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how brothel girls conceal their venereal diseases during medical examinations. If the examination reveals that a woman has disease, she will be held in the Dispensary, to her loss. ... More


Holding Papers

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts how a prostitute got her papers. When she was brought to the Dispensary, the prostitute was examined by a doctor who discovered that she had both syphilis and gonorrhea. She was ... More


The Sexual Scourge of Imperial Order: Race, the Medicalization of Sex, and Colonial Security

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter argues that sex had broader implications for the future of the British Empire, while also showing that the generalization that women were the moral scourge of the empire whose sexuality ... More


Mortality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, II: Military Populations

Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff

in War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233640
eISBN:
9780191916489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233640.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the previous chapter, we looked at the main trends in morbidity and mortality in civil populations since 1850. In this chapter our focus shifts to the military. An invaluable recent source of ... More


Jaundice

Hugo Farne, Edward Norris-Cervetto, and James Warbrick-Smith

in Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198716228
eISBN:
9780191916809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716228.003.0020
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Surgery

The metabolism of bilirubin in humans is summarized in Figure 14.1 and can be divided into three sequential steps: 1 Production of unconjugated bilirubin. Red blood cells are broken down by ... More


Left iliac fossa pain

Hugo Farne, Edward Norris-Cervetto, and James Warbrick-Smith

in Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198716228
eISBN:
9780191916809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716228.003.0023
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Surgery

In Figure 17.1 the differential diagnosis is arranged in order of likelihood in a woman of this age, with more likely diagnoses in larger font and less likely diagnoses in smaller font. Pathologies ... More


Scrotal mass

Hugo Farne, Edward Norris-Cervetto, and James Warbrick-Smith

in Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198716228
eISBN:
9780191916809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716228.003.0031
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Surgery

In common with lumps anywhere on the body, you will need to establish: • Is the lump painful? This is an absolutely critical question. An acutely swollen and tender scrotum is testicular torsion ... More


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