A Conversation for The Phrase 'as Mad as a Hatter'

St. Vitus's Dance

Post 1

turvy (Fetch me my trousers Geoffrey...)

I always thought this was a medical condition.

I found this in the Columbia Encyclopaedia (http://www.bartleby.com/65/ch/choreami.html) which supports my admittedly poor memory.

I stand corrected if you have other references.

turvysmiley - blackcat


St. Vitus's Dance

Post 2

turvy (Fetch me my trousers Geoffrey...)

And here's another interesting link.

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintv07.htm

turvysmiley - blackcat


St. Vitus's Dance

Post 3

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

Heavy-metal poisoning *is* a medical condition.

(No, I don't mean the music, so smiley - tongueout)


St. Vitus's Dance

Post 4

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

I suffered from chorea when I was eight years old.
(This was in the 1950s). The only treatment my doctor
had for the condition was a medication that contained
arsenic.

As for mercury poisoning, my grandmother (mother's side)
took some mercury medication for what she thought
was constipation. It turned out to be a strangulated
hernia. Needless to say, it did her more harm than
good. She nearly died. As it was, she needed emergency
surgery.

Yes, both arsenic and mercury were used in medications
in the 20th century. Doctors prescribed them, and people
followed their doctors' orders. smiley - erm


Key: Complain about this post

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more