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Telling stories about syphilis

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Keynes Library, Birkbeck, School of Arts

43 Gordon Square London

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This event is part of Birkbeck Arts Week 2019 - see the full programme here. Please contact the organiser if you have any additional access requirements.

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What was it? How did we find it? And who had it? Syphilis is a disease whose symptoms and circumstances, across the centuries, made it peculiarly compelling and challenging to understand. How do we analyse something so deeply mythologised? Speakers include Peter Fifield (Birkbeck).

Image credit: Richard Tennant Cooper, Syphilis. Gouache (1912). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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