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  1. Thanks for this overview – very useful! I’m guessing then that in Pride & Prejudice an apothecary treated Jane because the area was too rural to have easy access to a physician?

    • That’s what I have always assumed. An apothecary would have been less expensive as well- Mrs. Bennet might have thought her daughters could make do so she could buy a new gown this season! 🙂

  2. Great topic. Our JASNA group had talked of having a discussion regarding medicine in Jane Austen’s time period. Would you be willing to share your sources??

    • I’d be happy to, but I’m not sure I can come up with many of them. My understanding of Regency medicine began in medical school (medical history was one of our classes) and I’ve picked up bits and pieces all over the place- from Wikipedia to the OED! If you have any specific questions I could try to help. I also have a PowerPoint from a course I gave at the RWA a few years ago and I have given an online course for them, too. I have a lot of books on various aspects of history of medicine which I can share if you would like the names.

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