Hannibal Nectar Facts
- Tuberculosis has also been known as TB, consumption, phthisis and "The While Plague."
- Before a proper cure was developed, it was thought that fresh air and isolation would help cure TB.
- Even today, TB is one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world.
- The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is purportedly the second largest hand-cut stone building in the world, second only to the Kremlin in Russia.
- Straightjackets were considered more humane than previous treatments for mental illness, because patients can move around while wearing them.
- The Trans-Allegheny hospital is almost a quarter mile across.
- Kleptomaniacs feel the uncontrollable urge to steal, with no regard to the value of the items they take.