George Cheyne

Standard Name: Cheyne, George


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Health Mary Chandler
MC had poor health. She was handicapped by a crooked spine (not unlike Pope ). She became a devotee of the vegetarian regimes of Dr George Cheyne , and may even have been anorexic.
Shuttleton, David. “’All Passion Extinguish’d’: The Case of Mary Chandler, 1687-1745”. Women’s Poetry in the Enlightenment: The Making of a Canon, 1730-1820, edited by Isobel Armstrong and Virginia Blain, St Martin’s Press, 1998, pp. 33 -49.


The physician George Cheyne published his treatise on spleen, vapours, or what today is called depression, under the title of The English Malady.