National Geographic Society

  • Connect:

Hannibal Nectar Facts

Hannibal Nectar Facts

Hannibal Nectar Facts (View larger version)

Published

  • 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.


1 comments