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Syphilis And Mercury Charm
By Thevampirelady Item # 199302
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Syphilis was a very common infectious disease during the 18th and 19th centuries. Believed to have been brought back to Europe from The New World, syphilis completely changed the course of European History. This STD, also know as ‘the Pox’ ran rampant through France and Italy, so much so that it was expected to have the disease. Untreated syphilis caused madness, heart problems, and blindness. Famous monarchs who allegedly suffered from the disease include: Henry VIII (Britain) and Francis I (France). From the 1500s – 1700s, a mercury based cream was used to remedy syphilis. Much like the plague, it was believed that when the mercury made the physical symptoms and pain disappear, it also cured the disease. It did not. It wasn’t until the late 1700s, that people started associating mercury with madness. It even had it’s very own name: Mercurial Disease. Later, this would be known as mercury poisoning. Don't worry, these are mostly harmless and not infectious! *Mercury is not real.

Item Keywords:
syphilis, mercury, disease, charm, liddle, Victorian, steampunk

Materials Used:
polymer clay, wish bottle. eye screw

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Shipping Cost : $2.00
Shipping Method: First Class Mail
Will Ship From: Collingswood, New Jersey, Us
Will Ship Within: 3-5 Business Days
Combined Shipping Cost Discount: 5%
 
 
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