A history of delusions, the glass king, a substitute husband and a walking corpse
Class no: 616.89
The King of France - thinking he was made of glass - was terrified he might shatter - and he wasn't alone. After the Emperor met his end at Waterloo, an epidemic of Napoleons piled into France's asylums. Throughout the nineteenth century, dozens of middle-aged women tried to convince their physicians that they were, in fact, dead.
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