What Killed Jane Austen? And Other Medical Mysteries, Marvels, and Mayhem
by George Biro, Jim Leavesley
With 2017 coming to an end, I decided to make one of my New Year’s resolutions to write my book review within a timely manner.
Unfortunately, this is one of the books that I am writing up a review way past the time I had finished reading the book so I am scanning the Kindle version to try and remember any salient points.
As I recall, this was a decent read full of short vignettes on various medical topics of interest. The discussion of what killed Jane Austen was one of pure speculation as there is no real definitive diagnosis, however, the authors musings on the subject somewhat were interesting.
The book didn’t strike me as having an over-arching theme; in fact, it came off as a set of the authors favorite medical history stories and facts. “What Killed Jane Austen?” is a nice, leisurely read of interesting medical history snippets — a good read for a lazy afternoon.
3/5 stars — enjoyable just not great