Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Great Regulars: [John J.] Ross recently sat down with Jeffrey Brown

to discuss the book, including what Shakespeare's handwriting might reveal about syphilis, how the Bronte family's fatal collision with a Victorian plague made an appearance in "Jane Eyre," and old medical practices like the use of "mummy," or ground-up human flesh and bone. They also explore why readers today should even care about these old illnesses--especially when many of them could be treated so much more effectively today.

from Jeffrey Brown: PBS: Newshour: Did Shakespeare Have Syphilis?


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