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RODRIGUEZ-MARTIN, Conrado. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE HUMAN TREPONEMATOSES. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2000, vol.32, n.2, pp. 193-198. ISSN 0717-7356. doi: 10.4067/S0717-73562000000200009.
The treponematoses have constituted, and continue constituting, one of the most debated themes of the brief history of paleopathology, and even bacteriology. Its origin, common or different, its expansion, its epidemiology, its population impact, its own history and its skeletal manifestations have constituted an inexhaustible source of debate, emission of new theories and volumes of literature on the topic. In the present work, we hope to form, in a succinct manner, the historic panorama of these diseases, discussing their possible origin, their historical milestones, the historical-medical geography and the paleopathological evidence
Palabras clave : Treponematosis; paleopathology; epidemiology.