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The relation between the names and designations of syphilis in the 16th century and its clinical gravity

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  • Contribution of each author to the manuscript: AT: drafting of the manuscript; study concept and design. PL and GT: acquisition of data. AP and AQ: study supervision (AP: original text, first and second revisions; AQ: first and revised versions).

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