#1 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, October 1st, 2013 13:40
#2 By: Lady Fitzgerald, October 1st, 2013 14:47
I thought it was first effectively cured by heating up a silver wire and inserting it where the Syphilis first entered (now, let's see who recognizes the movie that tidbit came from).
#3 By: Jim S., October 1st, 2013 16:36
OUCH!!! Never saw the movie, Thank God! LOL
#4 By: Tom Sutton, October 1st, 2013 19:38
A hint Lee Marvin played the part of the town drunk. Good movie
#5 By: Lady Fitzgerald, October 1st, 2013 21:25
Right actor, wrong movie. That was Cat Ballou (and it was good). Next guess?
#6 By: Michael Tunnell, October 2nd, 2013 03:01
what a weird movie reference lol and no idea what movie that was from. Even Google didn't help to find the answer...so must be very obscure.
#7 By: Lady Fitzgerald, October 2nd, 2013 05:28
It's from The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday. One of the characters gets a VD and doesn't want to see a doctor about it because of the silver wire treatment. Marvin's character convinces the guy to the doctor by telling him that, with modern medicine, all he would need to do is take some pills. The guy goes to the doctor. The doctor starts heating up the silver wire. When the guy protests, asking if there are modern pills for that, the doctor responds, "You got it the same old way; we treat it the same old way." The next scene is from the street with a loud scream coming from inside the doctor's office.
#8 By: Tom Sutton, October 2nd, 2013 07:22
Then old Lee must have been good at playing that part because he was teriffic in
#9 By: Mark Gibbons, October 2nd, 2013 10:52
In 1909 the arsenic compound salvarsan was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis. That makes malaria a relative latecomer. Before that mercury was used, but it was less than effective. “A night in the arms of Venus leads to a lifetime on Mercury.”. One treatment was to fumigate the infected person in a box filled with mercury fumes, with his or her head sticking out...
#10 By: Brian Ortiz, October 3rd, 2013 02:41
Heard about this on QI