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The first magic bullet was fired at syphilis on this day in 1909.
But a merkin is also a pubic wig, worn by men and women to cover the unsightly effects of syphilis.
Nationwide, more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2016, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, which compiled the statistics.
Actual smallpox was a common contaminant, as was syphilis.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that in 2016 Americans contracted over 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis — the highest number ever reported.
The rate of syphilis is increasing rapidly throughout Mecklenburg County, jumping 166 percent since 2014.
And while doctors were misguided in prescribing the poison arsenic to treat syphilis and skin conditions, a form of the chemical has been used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia.
About 470,000 gonorrhea cases were reported, and 28,000 cases of the most contagious forms of syphilis.
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