Dr. John J. Ross - Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers

Dr. John J. Ross is a physician at Brigham and Women’s and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. In his fascinating new book, he examines the effects of illnesses on the works of literature’s greatest writers, from Milton’s blindness to the sickness that wiped out the Brontës and the treatment that may have killed Yeats.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
02446-2908 Brookline
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ISBN: 9780312600761
Availability: Special Order (unlikely to be available)
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 16th, 2012