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The Strange Case of R L Stevenson

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:519
  1. Sean A Spence, senior clinical lecturer in psychiatry
  1. University of Sheffield

    Richard Woodhead

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    Luath Press, £16.99, pp 208

    ISBN 0 946487 86 3

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    The writer Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1850 and died in Upolu, Samoa, in 1894. His best known works are probably Treasure Island (1881-3), Kidnapped(1886), and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (also 1886). Throughout his life Stevenson suffered from respiratory symptoms that were attributed to “consumption”—pulmonary tuberculosis. Richard Woodhead, a …

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