Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: medical profession

  • Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding and the reputation of the medical profession 1742

    Sally MetzlerChicago, Illinois, United States In his first published novel from 1742, Henry Fielding chronicles the journey and foibles of three principle characters: the amenable Parson Adams, the so-called beautiful wench Fanny, and her paramour Joseph Andrews—the namesake of the novel.1 Adventures and misadventures befall the young protagonist Andrews, none the least falling in love…