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No-Nose Club - Victorian Diseases, by John F. Wake

No-Nose Club - Victorian Diseases, by John F. Wake
6 Sep 2019

The back streets of Victorian Britain were awash with men and women with sexually transmitted diseases. Syphillis was the worst for face deformation, in layman's terms, the nose was eaten away.

It was only in 1928, with the introduction of penicillin (Alexander Fleming) that syphillis found some form of control. 'The No Nose Club' was a gathering of people who had, as the name suggests, flat faces caused by syphillis. One man started it off and was successful in bringing together people who mixed with their 'own kind'.



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