An Epistle from Procrustes: Putting Doctors on the Iron Bed

My dearest Alexander (whose name means “ruler of men”): I have been referred to you by one of the most infamous Masters of the Universe, Caligula. By way of introduction, my name is Procrustes, the son of Poseidon and a robber-king in my own right. In mortality I was known to some as “The Subduer” and to others as “The Stretcher”; the first title acknowledges my domination of men, the latter describes the means I employed to achieve it – a method I am happy to share with you. MY STORY As … [Read more...]