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To: Slings and Arrows
Syphilis can be cured.

But paresis of the brain, where the spirochetes from syphilis enter the brain, cannot be cured. The end result is insanity, then death. FWIW, this was the fate of Al Capone...

35 posted on 09/19/2013 9:47:18 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: infowarrior
But paresis of the brain, where the spirochetes from syphilis enter the brain, cannot be cured. The end result is insanity, then death. FWIW, this was the fate of Al Capone...

True, curing the syphilis will not repair existing damage to the brain, but it does stop further damage. WRT Linda, I'll take what I can get.

36 posted on 09/19/2013 10:14:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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