Women’s Health Issues in Jane Austen’s Time

“Ah! my poor dear child, the truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be. Emma I:XII

JASNY-NY is hosting a JA birthday celebration meeting on Dec 5 at 2pm at the Midtown Executive Club 40 West 45th Street, NYC.

Dr. Cheryl Kinney will explore the treatment of women’s illnesses in Regency England, including childbirth, infectious disease, and venereal disease. We will learn who provided health care in the early 1800s in England and the treatments available. Dr. Kinney will also discuss sickness and health in Austen’s novels.

For more information and to register, please visit the JASNA-NY website in the links to the left.

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