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By 1916, Joplin was experiencing the devastating physical and mental effects of syphilis, a disease he had probably contracted almost 20 years earlier. As honest in perspective, it was possibly by one of the women that modeled for him and were known, alcoholics. As a result, By mid-January, 1917, he had to be hospitalized and was soon transferred to a mental institution where he died on April 1, 1917.

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Q: How did Scott joplin get syphilis?
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