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.
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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