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Electric Shock Therapy was a very common treatment for mental disorders back before we knew anything about the human body. It used to be a horrible event were several nurses had to hold down a patient while a doctor administered the shocks. It was painful and often had horrible effects.Now the process is used only in extreme cases and is much more human, with the patient being sedated. However, that's not the electric shock we're talking about.
"Prince" Randian (1871-1934) Born in British Guyana, Randian was discovered by P.T. Barnum in 1889, and he toured American sideshows in the 1930s as the Living Torso, “the human caterpillar. " In reality Randian could shave, write, paint, and roll cigarettes unaided. He spoke English, German, French, and Hindi. He married and fathered four children and ultimately lived to age 63, touring American carnivals and museums for 45 years.