How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
VD was often associated with immorality.
The ‘French disease’ erupted in Europe in 1495.
Venereal diseases became a means through which colonial elites and moral reformers condemned, surveilled, and made medical interventions against the Jamaican masses.
At the turn of the 19th century, opponents of Edward Jenner’s method for preventing smallpox likened vaccination to bestiality.