Plague, pox and the physician in Aberdeen, 1495 – 1516 by K. Jillings

A wonderful article about medieval Aberdeen and how it coped with the threat of disease has been written by K. Jillings, and published in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s journal.  Using the early council registers held by Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives, the article describes measures taken to respond to the ‘great pox’ – or, as it is now known, syphillis.

You can read the full article in The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, issue 40/1.