Pox and Prejudice is a project created by Mona O’Brien, a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar at the University of Glasgow. Mona’s PhD research explores the social, emotional, and medical histories of morbus gallicus (‘the French Disease’/syphilis) in early modern Europe (c.1495-1700), looking at how contemporaries understood and reacted to the disease and its victims and why they responded in these ways.

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The project is part of the Hunterian Associates Programme, which is run by The Hunterian, the University of Glasgow’s museum and art gallery. |

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