TIL that when Syphilis reached Europe in the 16th century, it became known as “the French Disease” in Italy, Malta, Poland, and Germany; “the Italian Disease” in France; “the Spanish Disease” in the Netherlands; “the Polish Disease” in Russia; and “the Christian Disease” in the Ottoman Empire

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_syphilis#Historical_terms

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