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Did the Bard Have Syphilis?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0169  Thursday, 27 January 2005

From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Jan 2005 19:07:17 -0000
Subject: 16.0154 Did the Bard Have Syphilis?
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0154 Did the Bard Have Syphilis?

Thanks to John Ross for a fascinating piece on mercury poisoning.  It
would certainly explain why the 48 year old WS, having just completed
the Tempest and still at the height of his powers, decided to stop
writing for the stage.  W.B Yeats hadn't even started his greatest work
at that age.

Peter Bridgman

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