Smoking tobacco was thought to cure syphilis in the mid-sixteenth century in Europe. *Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection.
Source: Gilman, Sander L. and Zhou Xun. 2004. Smoke: A Global History of Smoking. London, UK: Reakton Books, Ltd.

Smoking tobacco was thought to cure syphilis in the mid-sixteenth century in Europe. *Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection.

Source: Gilman, Sander L. and Zhou Xun. 2004. Smoke: A Global History of Smoking. London, UK: Reakton Books, Ltd.

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