Syphilis: its symptoms, transmission and consequences in Turkey. Colour lithograph by Refet Başokçu, 193-.

  • Başokçu, Refet.
[between 1930 and 1939?]
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Six vignettes in two rows, each with lettering below. Upper row, left to right: a young man with the pink rash ("Rozeol") of syphilitic papilloma; young men and women partying with alcohol in a bedsit, typical conditions for transmission of syphilis; infants with hereditary syphilis. Lower row, people attending a dispensary for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; the spirochete of syphilis seen through a microscope; three men, two of them with their faces eaten away by syphilis, the third behind bars in prison


[Istanbul?] : Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Sıhhat ve İçtimâı Muavenet Vekâleti, Sağlik Propagandası neşriyatından, [between 1930 and 1939?] (Istanbul : EMEL Basimevi)

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1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 67.8 x 99.5 cm


Frengiye yakalaanmaktan kork ... Refet Başokçu Main lettering means: Avoid contracting syphilis. Impression catalogued bears inscription: "Beware of syphilis"


Wellcome Collection 653160i



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