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Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones: Feeding fevers

Sally Metzler Chicago, Illinois, United States   Cover of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding For years, physicians and pundits have deliberated the merits of starving or feeding a fever. Even the novel Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (published in 1749) presents a lengthy discourse on the recommended treatment of fever […]