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Communal bath. Woodcut from JJ Hugel 'Von heilsamen Badern des Teutschelands ...', Mullhause, c1559. Mixed public baths were a feature of city life, particularly in many of the German city states, but were banned after syphilis and gonorrhea reached epidemic proportions.

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Communal bath. Woodcut from JJ Hugel 'Von heilsamen Badern des Teutschelands ...',  Mullhause, c1559. Mixed public baths were a feature of city life, particularly in many of the German city states, but were banned after syphilis and gonorrhea reached epidemic proportions.