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  • Mercury and syphilis : a dysfunctional relationship
  • The making of a modern hospital in eighteenth-century Paris
  • The infants of Vaugirard
  • The wet nurse as technology
  • The wet nurse and the law
  • The Doctor exonerated
  • Appendices. Case sources ; Decision of the Court of Dijon, 14 May 1868 ; General legislative and statutory terms.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries congenital syphilis was a major cause of infant mortality in France but mercury, the preferred treatment for the disease, could not be safely given to infants. In the 1780s the Vaugirard hospital in Paris began to treat affected infants by giving mercury to wet nurses, who transmitted it to infants through their milk. Despite the highly contagious nature of syphilis and the dangerous side-effects of mercury, the practice of using healthy wet nurses to treat syphilitic infants spread throughout France and continued into the nineteenth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773537415 20180521
Journal/Periodical
v. 26 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)

7. Etudes rurales [1961 - ]

8. Revue d'histoire moderne [1926 - 1940]

Journal/Periodical
volumes 27 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)

12. Arts et traditions populaires [1953 - 1970]

13. Humanisme et renaissance [1934 - 1940]

Includes section "Notes et documents."

14. Newsletter [1983 - 1984]

Journal/Periodical
7 volumes

15. Annales de l'inséé. [1969 - 1985]

Journal/Periodical
v. illus. 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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