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Oh My Poor Nerves!

Oh My Poor Nerves!

"You do not know what I suffer!"
- Mrs Bennet - Pride & Prejudice

Health & Hypochondria in Jane Austen's England

A fascinating insight into maladies real and imaginary, with a splendid selection of medical artefacts and a very spirited invalid. Oh My Poor Nerves showcases an often overlooked era in medical history. Details of home cures, quack remedies and crude surgery highlight the battle between science and superstition.

Complete with 'infallible' Regency advice for good health and long life... and sal volatile.

"I laughed so hard I had to have a little lie-down afterwards"
- Mr Woodhouse, Highbury

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