Noelle Gallagher Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination is a lively interdisciplinary study of how venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art. By unpicking the slang, symbolism and wordplay through which VD was usually represented, it sheds new light on a subject which was often shrouded […]
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Japanese “AIDS panics” characterized women as the carriers of foreign-born sexual diseases.
In 1918 over 100 women were convicted for infecting a member of the armed forces with VD.
Brieux’s plot featured a main character wrestling with the physical and social ramifications of syphilis.
Sex workers, working as peer researchers, mapped the epidemiology of HIV in 1985.
John of Gaunt ‘died of putrefaction of his genitals and body’.
VD was often associated with immorality.