18 March 2009

Photographs of syphilis

From an 1881 textbook (Photographic Illustrations of Cutaneous Syphilis, by George Henry Fox). currently listed at eBay. The Buy-It-Now price for the book is $1,950.

Note: the eBay listing has numerous additional photos, many of which are clinical and explicit.


  1. It reminds me of this website, which has about a hundred pictures of Jules Baretta's ultra-realistic wax models of common 19th century diseases affecting skin, such as syphilis: http://www.bium.univ-paris5.fr/sfhd/musee/image01.htm.
    Click on "image suivante" to see the images.
    Thanks for this post, just gave the spurr I needed to write about Jules Baretta.

  2. That link seems to be defective, but the site can be navigated from here -


  3. Thanks for the link. I'm glad I managed to put up that post about Baretta. Thanks!


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