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Title:
The love bugs; a natural history of the VD's.
Author:
Stiller, Richard.
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Edition:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
Nashville : T. Nelson [1974]
Physical Description:
158 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
A history of syphilis and gonorrhea which includes all aspects of the two venereal diseases--diagnosis, treatment, manifestations and effects of the infections, citations from contemporary literature, and other miscellaneous information.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780840763785

9780840763792
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Book

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In 1809, Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776--1847) published the first edition of Bibliomania, focussing on the contemporary craze for book collecting. Introduced in English at the end of the eighteenth century, the term 'bibliomania' - or 'book-madness' - gained popularity with the publication of Dibdin's book, in which bibliophiles conduct dialogues on the nature and history of book collecting, and the symptoms of and possible remedies for this 'fatal disease'. Published in 1832 under the pseudonym Mercurius Rusticus, Bibliophobia is a short pamphlet, which presents itself as a letter to the author of Bibliomania. The narrator, a book-lover himself, goes on a 'bibliopolistic pilgrimage', only to find out that 'bibliomania is no more', and that 'books are only the shadow of what they were'. From book-lovers to collectors, and from booksellers to libraries, the narrator carries out his entertaining yet melancholic investigation all the way to the Bodleian Library.


Summary

A history of syphilis and gonorrhea which includes all aspects of the two venereal diseases--diagnosis, treatment, manifestations and effects of the infections, citations from contemporary literature, and other miscellaneous information.


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