Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

The History of Syphilis

£9.99

Product description

Quetel presents an analysis of the origins and treatments of syphilis over the centuries, focusing on the controls over sexual behaviour which were justified by the need to curb the spread of the disease. The author also investigates the cultural dimensions of the problem including the very different social attitudes created by contemporary propaganda and the literary connotations which grew up around such images as the syphilitic genius. He discussed historical accounts of the spread of venereal disease and draws parallels with the current medical and social campaigns against AIDS.
Condition: Very Good

Item details

Author(s):
Claude Quetel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801843928
ISBN-13:
9780801843921
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
Polity Press
Title:
The History of Syphilis

Standard UK Delivery (currently free)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Quetel presents an analysis of the origins and treatments of syphilis over the centuries, focusing on the controls over sexual behaviour which were justified by the need to curb the spread of the disease. The author also investigates the cultural dimensions of the problem including the very different social attitudes created by contemporary propaganda and the literary connotations which grew up around such images as the syphilitic genius. He discussed historical accounts of the spread of venereal disease and draws parallels with the current medical and social campaigns against AIDS.
Condition: Very Good

Author(s):
Claude Quetel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801843928
ISBN-13:
9780801843921
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
Polity Press
Title:
The History of Syphilis

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.70

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Coventry

Trading for over 30 years, the Coventry books & music store has a wide selection of academic textbooks, literature, poetry, and plays, alongside fiction, crime, travel and children's books. We have one of the largest sci-fi departments in the country, stocking hundreds of comics (many rare and out of print), graphic novels, games, collectables and prints. Our music department carries collectable and out of print titles on vinyl, CD, and DVD. We also have many film & music reference books and biographies. The newest addition is a poster department selling classic and rare posters from music and cinema. So come on - send yourself to Coventry!

View Shop