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Treasure Island (Illustrated) By Robert Louis Stevenson
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The thrilling adventure story of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. The central character is Jim Hawkins who meets an old pirate, Billy Bones, who has in his possession a map showing the... More > location of Captain Flint's treasure. When Bones dies, Jim and his mother open his sea chest and find the map in an oilskin packet. Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, Jim, and a small crew with Captain Smollett, sail for Treasure Island in a small ship, the Hispaniola. Jim discovers that the crew of the Hispaniola includes pirates. After several adventures the pirates are defeated, Jim befriends with Long John, and the treasure is found. Jim and his friends sail back to England.< Less
HISTORY OF SYPHILIS a night with Venus, a lifetime with Mercury By Prof. Camillo O. Di Cicco
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In 1025 the Persian physician Abu Ali al- Hussein, known as Avicenna (980-1037), in his book "Qanun fit-Tibb at", translated into Latin by Gerardo da Cremona as "Liber canonis... More > medicinae ", suggests the use of mercury in syphilis. Then, this therapy came in Europe and beyond for use in the form of an ointment / poultice, the mercury was widely used in fumigation. Therefore, appealed the sentence at this time "A night with Venus, a lifetime with Mercury". In Rome, towards the end of the '400, clandestines excluding, were available approximately 6800 prostitutes. In Venice the prostitutes were forced to walk with a yellow handkerchief around the neck like sign of acknowledgment. It was the sexual abstinence that the Church adopted as a remedy in order to avoid such disease and Pope Paul IV, around to the half of the '500, decreed with an edict an evicting from Rome and all the Papal State of the prostitutes.< Less
History of Syphilis sive De Morbo Gallico By Prof. Camillo O. Di Cicco
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In 1025 the Persian physician Abu Ali al- Hussein, known as Avicenna (980-1037), in his book "Qanun fit-Tibb at", translated into Latin by Gerardo da Cremona as "Liber canonis... More > medicinae ", suggests the use of mercury in syphilis. Then, this therapy came in Europe and beyond for use in the form of an ointment / poultice, the mercury was widely used in fumigation. Therefore, appealed the sentence at this time "A night with Venus, a lifetime with Mercury". In Rome, towards the end of the '400, clandestines excluding, were available approximately 6800 prostitutes. In Venice the prostitutes were forced to walk with a yellow handkerchief around the neck like sign of acknowledgment. It was the sexual abstinence that the Church adopted as a remedy in order to avoid such disease and Pope Paul IV, around to the half of the '500, decreed with an edict an evicting from Rome and all the Papal State of the prostitutes.< Less
Hidden and Lost Treasures in the Dominican Republic By Lubos Kordac
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A roundup of the lost and hidden treasures in and around La Hispaniola, including unsalvaged galleons and pirate treasures. Includes maps, photos and drawings. Indexed with more than 1000 entries.... More > Bibliography.< Less
DE MORBO GALLICO By Prof. Camillo Di Cicco
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Nell'A.D. 1500, ad Hispaniola, il governatore dell'isola De Oviedo costituì una partnership con la Fugger Banking Family, che aveva il monopolio della vendita del guaiaco per la cura della... More > sifilide e raccoglieva per il Papato il denaro ricavato dalla remissioni dei peccati, la vendita delle indulgenze e l'ottenimento di benefici ecclesiastici. Il banchiere Jakob Fugger amava ricordare ai suoi interlocutori: "Il Re regna, ma le regole le detta la Banca". Ancora oggi esiste un villaggio ove, dal 1420, pregare per i Banchieri Fugger è una condizione indispensabile per vivere in affitto ad un canone annuo di 1 Rhein fiorino, 88 centesimi di Euro. Più vicino ai nostri giorni l'esperimento di Tuskegee, College afro-americano dell'Alabama e Servizio Sanitario Pubblico U.S., che iniziò nel 1932, con esperimenti su 400 poveri di colore affetti da sifilide provenienti dalla Macon County in Alabama. Lo studio proseguì fino al 1972, quando fu interrotto per la fuga delle notizie.....< Less
DE MORBO GALLICO una notte con Venere, tutta la vita con Mercurio By Prof. Camillo Di Cicco
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In Italia il morbo si manifestò in forma epidemica nel 1494, in occasione dell'assedio di Napoli ad opera delle truppe francesi al comando di Carlo VIII, morto all'età di 28 anni per... More > sifilide cerebrale (come riportato dal G. Del Guerra). Era al seguito dell'esercito francese un gruppo di circa 800 prostitute, e non c'è dubbio che proprio la diffusione del meretricio negli eserciti e tra la popolazione contribuisse in massima parte a propagare quella che, nella nostra penisola, fu chiamata “Peste Gallica” o "mal francese", da cui il il termine "infrancesato", o “infranciosato”. Mentre per i Francesi era il "mal napolitain" o “Petit Verole”, per i tedeschi “Frantzofen”, per gli spagnoli “Las Bubas”, per gli inglesi “Grand gor” o “The French Poches”. Rileva il Pazzini (Storia delle malattie): Gli eserciti invasori “avevano a fianco un altro esercito di femmine che diffondevano e propagavano il contagio, sia tra le fila dei soldati che tra la popolazione civile”.< Less
A Portrait of Dominican Republic By David Langthaler
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More than 200 beautiful photographs from all parts of Dominican Republic, capturing the beauty and diversity of the eastern part of this Caribbean island. Photographs are geographically grouped and... More > are professionally presented with a trilingual (English, Spanish and Czech) caption indicating location, description of the subject and in some cases interesting trivia relative to subject of the photograph. There is also a physical map indicating all the places mentioned in the book. The mission of this book is to show that Dominican Republic has much, much more to offer than just beaches with all-inclusive hotels saturated with beach chairs and sunshades. I hope that through the photographs in this book you will be able to enjoy the spectacular diversity of this country and, hopefully, will be daring enough to come and explore all these wonderful places.< Less
Buccaneers of America By John Esquemeling
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Buccaneers of America by John Esquemeling; Illustrated by George Alfred Williams, 1914. First person account of many of the terrible exploits of the pirates of the Caribbean, with particular... More > attention to the life of Henry Morgan. Written by a barber-surgeon who accompanied the pirates on several of their adventures. This book was originally written in Dutch by John Esquemeling, and first published in Amsterdam in 1678 under the title of De Americaeneche Zee Roovers. It immediately became very popular and this first hand history of the Buccaneers of America was soon translated into the principal European languages. The first English edition was printed in 1684. Of the author, John Esquemeling, very little is known although it is generally conceded that he was in all probability a Fleming or Hollander, a quite natural supposition as his first works were written in the Dutch language. He came to the island of Tortuga in 1666 in the employ of the French West-India Company.< Less
Jim Hawkins By Roy boobyer
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Jim Hawkins is reduced to poverty and in debtors prison. Rescued by the son of Long John Silver,the duo go in search of the pirate Captain Flint's hoard of silver.They are joined in this venture by... More > three other companions.After many adventures on their voyage they finally arrive at their desination< Less
Window Into The Eyes Of A Lone Black Nation By Jean-Max Andre
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Window Into The Eyes of a Lone Black Nation is Jean-Max's argument that the Haiti we know today is nothing more than a casualty of the Emancipation Era. The architects of the St. Domingue revolution... More > (present day Haiti) knew the now former slaves were not ready for complete autonomy in 1801... But somehow, history and egos got in the way; and the aftermath of it all is the symbolic martyr of Black Nationalism.< Less