What Killed Jane Austen?

What Killed Jane Austen? : And Other Medical Mysteries

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Jane Austen, the much-loved author of Emma and Pride and Prejudice, was just 42 when she died after a mysterious illness. But what killed her? And what was the link between her death and the life of John F. Kennedy? The intriguing nature of Jane Austen's demise is just one of a series of sometimes famous and often bizarre stories featured in What Killed Jane Austen? Why was Louis XVI embarrassed on his wedding night? Was Winston Churchill fit to rule? Why did Mary Tudor have phantom pregnancies and a deep voice? What did the autopsy reveal about Lenin's mental state? These and other mind-blowing medical stories are revealed in this fascinating romp through the medical notes of history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0752459104
  • 9780752459103
  • 394,063

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George Biro is a retired GP and anaesthetist and now works as a freelance medical journalist. Jim Leavesley worked as a GP for thirty-three years and now writes about medical history.show more

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