• Charlie Lane

Regency Era Medicine


In my current work in progress-- Daring Done Right, book 6 of The Debutante Dares series--the heroine has an interest in medicine. Blessed with an Oxford Don uncle who sends her whatever books she likes, she's spent years studying illness and the human body.


And I had to spend hours and days studying Regency Era Medicine. The most interesting fact I gleaned regarding the life of Dr. James Murray, born a woman, lived as a man to practice medicine, whose biological gender was only discovered upon their death.


But I also looked at a ton of anatomy books that were in circulation during the Regency to see if muscles had the same names then as they do now. Spoiler... they do. And I looked up how men were educated to become physicians. Women did have medical knowledge but could not be formally trained.


Below is a list of the some of the medical-focused sources I considered while writing Daring Done Right!


 

On poverty and medicine:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4966483/

https://penandpension.com/2017/06/07/medical-options-in-georgian-times/


http://mappingbirmingham.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-dispensary-temple-row.htmlIn


On women and medicine:

https://thebeaumonde.com/main/doctors-in-the-regency-by-alicia-rasley/


On Regency era medical understanding of female pleasure:

https://books.google.com/books?id=i1cOAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

https://www.durex.co.th/intense/editorial-contents/sexpert-chat/coming-through-the-ages-the-history-of-the-female-orgasm/

https://historyatnorthampton.com/2018/02/15/aristotles-masterpiece-the-banned-georgian-sex-manual/


Regency Era Anatomy Books:

https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Short_Description_of_the_Human_Muscles/6xkLAAAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=obliqu

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Views_of_the_muscles_of_the_human_body_d/rUlfAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Short_Description_of_the_Human_Muscles/6xkLAAAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

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