Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sanditon

  • Jane Austen and the hypochondriacs

    George Dunea Chicago, Illinois, United States   Jane Austen Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin Jane Austen began working on Sanditon in January of 1817, completing only 2,600 words before she died six months later—probably from adrenal failure (Addison’s disease) caused by tuberculosis. The fragment was published in part…