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Why should a medical journal offer a review of a monograph that considers whether or not the English poet, Lord Byron, copulated on one or more occasions with his half-sister, Augusta Leigh, and conceived her daughter Medora? The answer is certainly not in the book's having been written by a physician who is well known as the editor of Archives of Environmental Health. Many a physician has successfully marketed his literary skills out of medicine, and John Chapman's book is not a case of man biting dog.
What of the question of incest? In Chapman's view, the weight of evidence
Byron and the Honourable Augusta Leigh.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:744–745. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-744
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):744-745.
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