A particularly nasty STD, that in later stages causes infertility, leads to your pubes
falling out and eventually insanity and death. Friedrich "God is dead" Nietzsche, the German philosopher, caught this from a whore
and died. Very common in the midle ages, particularly among the nobility of France. Can be covered up, externally, by a merkin
. The US government conducted secret tests on African-Americans in the 30's to see how likely you were to die from syphilis. The Tuskegee
Syphilis Experiments didn't end until the 1970's.