Secrets of the Dead

Season 2 Episode 6

The Syphilis Enigma

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 31, 2001 on PBS
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The Syphilis Enigma
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Liev Schreiber narrates the dark and complex history of syphilis, a sometimes deadly disease that wreaked havoc in 16th century Europe. For ages, historians have held that Christopher Columbus' explorers brought the disease back with them. However, new research suggests that syphilis could have a more complicated Old World history.moreless

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