eeting of the States General, in 1789, one Dr. Guillotin, described as a physician, published a cour, that there should be perfect equality.
Dr. Guillotin, impelled no doubt by public opinion, not e alluded.
On the second day of the debate, Guillotin, after having represented hanging as a painfule.
The day after this unlucky speech of Dr. Guillotin, and in allusion to his machine, appeared ion a song "upon the inimitable machine of Dr. Guillotin, designed for cutting off heads, and callen had not then attained its full height, and Guillotin had not the most distant conception of the u very imperfect degree.
The propositions of Guillotin, indeed, seem to have met with little favor,ea of a machine, notwithstanding the hint of Guillotin. The Minister of Justice, however, referred that, no doubt, gave rise to the story that Guillotin had met with a similar fate.
Such, however,otine — was lost.
In all these transactions Guillotin is not once alluded to, and the machine, whe[1 more...]