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Jane Austen probably died from tuberculosis

From The Times, with the first sentence deliberately omitted:

For more than 40 years Jane Austen’s death in 1817 has been attributed widely to Addison’s disease, a rare condition that only became treatable widely with drugs in the early 1950s.

However, after a trawl through the author’s papers, an expert in the disease has concluded that the author is more likely to have died from bovine tuberculosis, then common and probably contracted from drinking unpasteurised milk.

Katherine White, a scholar from the Addison’s Disease Self Help Group argues in Medical Humanities, that this would not only be a “simpler explanation for the symptoms” but that it also better fits the available evidence for Austen’s final illness.

Now, back to that first sentence. Guess how the Times piece starts. Go on, guess, no word of a google. Am I right or am I right?