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Morbus Gallicus:

Latin for Gallic (or French) disease, an obsolete name for syphilis , also known as Morbus-Hispanics , Morbus-Indicus , Morbus-Neapolitanus . The word syphilis first appeared in 1530 in a poem by Girolamo Fracastoro Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus . See syphilis for synonyms.
See Also: Gallic disease, Morbus Gallicus, Morbus Hispanics, Morbus Indicus, Morbus Neapolitanus

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