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Morbus Indicus:

An obsolete name for syphilis dating back to a time when that disease was believed to be have originated in a Latin country . Lues was also known as Morbus-Gallicus , Morbus-Hispanics , 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: Morbus Gallicus, Morbus Hispanics, Morbus Indicus, Morbus Neapolitanus

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