Upon return from his first voyage to the Americas, Christopher Columbus made a donation to the “Old World” of an epidemic that is qualified then to be ashamed of, that will make havoc during four centuries. His sailors, who did not resist the pleasures of the flesh, connected with the great pox, more known under the name of syphilis, or poorly venereum, mal de Naples, of bad French and bad English. We know, now, that the pox had already during the Middle Ages under a mild form. While the u.s. causes symptoms move leading to a premature death.

The epidemic spares no one, p…