In this issue the reader will learn why the real Baron von Munchausen never rode to the moon on a cannonball; why his name is linked to a psychiatric disorder; and why a benevolent physician invented the guillotine. He may read about the sweating sickness, Nobel Prize winners, Boccaccio and Jules Verne, foot-binding, and fairies kidnapping babies. There are tours to hospitals in London and Siena, to the art of Domenico di Bartolo, Lavinia Fontana, and Quentin Massys, and stops at a sweet and sour column called Hektorade.
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