Medical Men in Jane Austen

July 15, 2021

Medical men appear in all of Jane Austen’s major novels.

In this recording of a live online talk, Dr Hilary Aitken, a retired consultant anaesthetist, outlines who some of them are, and what they do.

She also explores the training, regulation, and social standing of medics of the time. Finally she goes on to discuss some of the real doctors Jane Austen encountered.

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