There are many brothels in Stockholm at this time. Women who are or are only suspected of being prostitutes are checked at the inspection office. Every week they are to be put in the rocking chair and whoever refuses is picked up by the police.
Mercury treatment for syphilis
Pregnant women and children infected with syphilis come to St Göran’s hospital. There are more and more small patients in the children’s ward. Doctor Edvard Welander is starting to raise money to be able to open his own hospital for syphilis-infected children. Here they will receive a long-term treatment with mercury. It has a bactericidal effect but can also be life-threatening for the patient. He calls the treatment home the Little Home and he does everything to stop the spread of infection and save the children.
The program is made in 2022.
Reporter: Cecilia Ohlén
Producers: Ola Hemström and Sofia Kottorp
Final mix: Olle Sjöström
Source: ICELAND NEWS