Pages 191-194 in R. Fortuine, ed. Circumpolar Health 84. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circumpolar Health, 6th, Anchorage, 13-18 May 1984. University of Washington Press, Seattle.
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certain that syphilis was the "gift of the
Russians." The disease, he said, spread
widely among the Aleuts, reaching a peak
about 1798, at which time whole families
were affected. Thereafter it dee lined
rapidly for reasons that remain obscure (3).
Syphilis was already present on Kodiak