The Martyrdom of Mercury (1709) (IMAGE) University of Cambridge Caption 'The Martyrdom of Mercury' (1709). Depicts patients being treated for syphilis in an 18th-century hospital. Credit Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.