Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen to-morrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.
There are no more uses of "syphilis" in the book.
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If untreated, syphilis can create serious health problems, such as blindness, heart disorders, and mental disorders.
If he could have infected the whole lot of them with leprosy or syphilis, how gladly he would have done so!