Did the waters of Bath really help the gout?
What is the gout, why did people go to Bath for it, and did the waters of Bath help?
Mrs. Churchill, Mary Musgrove, and other Austen characters are hypochondriacs. What did doctors believe about their malady and its treatment?
Was Austen's Mr. Woodhouse a hypochondriac, or an old man with valid concerns about everyone's health?