Actually, my most recent post on syphilis (a reblog from my history blog) is metaphorical of beautiful syphilides, and syphilis is pretty interesting on its own. It’s a fascinating disease, that’s for sure. Tuberculosis is seen as the “beautiful” disease, though, because of the wasting and pale skin/rosy-cheeked appearance of near-death patients. Ophelia is often portrayed as a tuberculosis patient.
I like diseases, but I’m currently on sort of a congenital disorder and natural history kick. I’ll get back to them soon.