Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What the President needs is a good bleeding

I so love 19th century medicine.
The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be brought immediately.
Brandy -- good for what ails ya! Like massive head trauma!