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This article examines documented accounts and cases of a disease referred to as \"yaws\" in an attempt to determine whether it was contracted as extensively as some accounts make it seem, or if it was just one among many health problems faced by the early settlers. An important distinction between two diseases known as \"yaws\" is made, with one being a topical disease restricted to rural areas and populations whose living conditions, knowledge of sanitation, and personal hygiene are rudimentary. The other was known at the time of press as endemic (or non-venereal) syphilis. Details of period symptoms, diagnoses, and identification of the types of \"yaws\" as well as modern distinctions made by the author based on his research are included.