During World War I, French prostitutes with severe cases of syphilis charged higher rates than uninfected ones,

During World War I, French prostitutes with severe cases of syphilis charged higher rates than uninfected ones,

Because soldiers infected with syphilis were removed from the front line.

Apparently having the disease is not as bad as having a high chance of dying on the front line.

Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_France

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