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  • He had heard it said that "conditions" in the County Jail and the Zenith City Prison were not very "scientific;" he had, with indignation at the criticism of Zenith, skimmed through a report in which the notorious pessimist Seneca Doane, the radical lawyer, asserted that to throw boys and young girls into a bull-pen crammed with men suffering from syphilis, delirium tremens, and insanity was not the perfect way of educating them.

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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!
    George Orwell  --  1984

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