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After a night of partying in 1920, Pickford’s sister-in-law, the actress Olive Thomas, died after accidentally drinking the mercury bi-chloride that Mary’s brother, Jack Pickford, used as a topical treatment for syphilis.
Another possibility was syphilis, called the great imitator for its variable presentation.
This, of course, is all fine and dandy for the Democrats, all four of whom represent some of the most lopsidedly Democratic districts in the nation, where Trump is about as popular as syphilis.
Of the 2 million new diagnoses last year, 1.6 million were for chlamydia, 470,000 for gonorrhea, and 28,000 for syphilis.
Al Capone lived as a schoolyard bully, died in a simper with a brain et by syphilis, and lives on through eternity as a cigarillo mascot and gimme film role for dark-haired white actors who want a chance to really chew some scenery.
Debate about syphilis’s origins also challenges Mr Leguizamo’s account.
The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In a particularly gruesome case, a patient named Berta was injected in her left arm with syphilis.
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