Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Video: King George III's insanity cure

Friday, November 14, 2014
Treatment with tractors
Loretta reports:

Among other research for Dukes Prefer Blondes, my current WIP, I've been looking at medical books and treatises from the early 1800s.  These leave one amazed that any of the patients survived their treatments.  Even monarchs suffered at their physicians' hands.  This Horrible History is, if anything, quite an understatement, and King George III was by no means the only royal tortured by his doctors.

 Illustration: James Gillray, Metallic Tractors (1801), from Wikipedia

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