An exploration of syphilis at the Surgeons’ Hall Museum

Mon, 14 February 2022 at 7pm in the Surgeons' Hall Musuem

The Great Pox was rarely talked about in the nineteenth century but its effects were everywhere. Primarily sexually transmitted, it’s devastating effects could last a lifetime, leading to the saying “One night with Venus, a lifetime with Mercury”.

Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving will show specimens from Surgeons’ Hall’s collections demonstrating what this dreaded disease does to the body, how the treatments could often be worse than the disease itself, and why it wasn’t always a good thing if your husband brought you chocolate…

The talk will last approximately 1 hour and then the Museum will be open until 9pm for ticket holders only. Tickets for the talk cost £3 and can be booked the link below.

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