you please tell me about MIBs (men in black). How do I know if they
are after me? How can I join?
Paranormal expert, Glen Harvey answers
The Men in Black
are nothing new, in fact, there have been tales of mysterious men
robed in black walking the earth for centuries. Paintings from the
period of the plague show unidentified men wearing black robes entering
small towns and mysteriously disappearing, leaving many to wonder
and assume that they had brought the plague upon them, In ancient
Europe, it was believed that a mysterious race
of people that lived in the center of the earth and dressed in black
would often walk the earth in times of strife. Whether they cause
the trouble or worked to end it was always a mystery. In ancient
China, legends speaks of men who dressed in black
robes, with their eyes covered with lenses made from dark or smoked
glass, who would make mysterious appearances and then suddenly disappear.
It was said these men came from a place called Shamballa.
Buddhist priests say that Shamballa was located deep within the
caves of the Himalayas, in deep subterranean passages. So it is
not without coincidence that the characters in the movie The
Blues Brothers and Reservoir Dogs were
dressed in conservative black suit and tie, with sunglasses. They
say the black suit is the uniform of the officers of Hell.
Most people think that the modern
introduction of the Men in Black come from Albert K. Bender,
the editor of a flying saucer publication called the "Space
Review". In the October 1953 issue he claimed he had
been contacted by MIB’s and told to keep his mouth shut. He
later published a book called Flying Saucers and
the Three Men in Black.
However, Aleister Crowley,
the infamous occultist from the early part of the last century,
also mentioned them. They were people from what he called The Black
Lodge and their symbol was Eye of Horus.
Symbol of the
"What I am out to complain
of is what I seriously believe to be an organized conspiracy of
the Black Lodges to prevent people from thinking." -
Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears
In 1930, Morris Doreal
founded the Brotherhood of the White Temple. He
says that the entrance to Shamballa is far underground and that
space bends around Shamballa, into a warp which leads into another
In Modern times they are depicted
as a mysterious group of men, dressed in the vague and faceless
attire of a black suit, who show up to harass or intimidate witnesses
of UFO sightings and related phenomena the government does not want
the public to know about. They usually make ambiguous or specific
threats to stop witnesses from talking. They confiscate any physical
proof of UFO related sightings, such as photos, artefacts, or audio
/ video recordings.
They wear their trademark black suit
and when chilly, said to add a black overcoat. The fabric of their
clothing has been described as strangely "shiny" or thin,
but not silky -- almost as if they have been cut from a new type
of fabric. Some report that the MIB all look alike, and their often
mechanical behavior has caused them to be described by some as being
like robots or androids. Their voices are monotone like a computer
and their faces emotionless. They usually travel in twos or threes,
but sometimes alone. Some people believe the MIB are government
agents. Some people believe that are extraterrestrials.
In anycase, no one wants to mess with the Men in Black.
expert Melvin Pinkster also adds.
Batmanrocks5000. The MIB’s are
the last group of people you want to be involved with. You can buy
all of Glen Harvey’s magic Voo-Doo talk if you want, but I
sure don’t. Think about it, who do you know today that matches
this description? Men dressed in black suites talking in monotone
voices wearing sunglasses walking in groups, checking out people
who may have photographic evidence of UFO’s? Ever see the
President? Who is it you see walking with him? It’s the
Secret Service, man! MIB’s are gov. agents who have
found out you have taken pics of their latest stealth airplane,
and want to make sure you don’t sell it for thousands. Tell
me, what do you think is the most effective way in getting you to
keep your mouth shut?....Don’t sell that picture for $10,000
because you must do it for your country? Or give me the picture
or we will kill you and your family?
I had a run in with an MIB three months
ago when I was coming home from Loggers, a bar down the road from
me. I was driving my Chevy at 46 MPH through a school zone and clipped
a mail box. Flattened it.
Suddenly, an MIB was after me, but
he was driving a black and white car with a strange flashing red
light on top. Possibly a laser beam. He kept telling me to “pull
over” and that I was “under arrest.” But I didn’t
fall for it. Unfortunately I had left my gun at home but I did have
my cat with me. I picked him up and threw him at the MIB when he
drove along side me. The cat flew through 2 lanes of traffic and
landed on the MIB’s face scratching like crazy. it may be
possible that cats hate MIB's. or perhaps MIB’s have a sort
of allergic reaction to them, but anyway he began to scream: “MY
EYES! HE’S SCRATCHING MY EYES!” This would suggest that;
A) MIB’s have a weakness to
B) MIB’s have a weakness with their eyes.
In any case, he eventually crashed
the car into a telephone pole, and I escaped.
you ever heard of a teacher of a school that died, and he was the
dean of the school and the school took his dead body and mummified
it? I heard that someplace. And I hear they take his body to all
the really important school meetings. And he has no head so the
body sits there with no head. Or the body walks around haunting
the school. Is this true or an urben legend?
Paranormal expert, Glen Harvey answers your
Well, you could be talking about a lot of people.
There seems to be a lot of headless ghosts these days. As a matter
of fact, there two down the road from me and frankly speaking, for
headless ghosts they sure scream a lot.
But I think you’re talking about the late philosopher
Jeremy Bentham. He’s looked upon with high esteem
among philosophers. Which...lets be honest...isn’t saying
much. In anycase, Bentham was a pretty creepy guy. Although he was
born and raised in a very conservative family, Bentham was a sort
of an 18th century Timothy Leary.
Philosopher. Dreamer. Zombie
Born in February 15th, 1748, Bentham
was one of the originators of a form of philosophical movement called
“Utilitarianism”. He Wrote Fragments
On Government in 1776. He also was one of the founders
of the University of London (UCL) in England (By
the way, few people know that UCL invented the subject “English
Literature” The college believed it was necessary for the
generation of voters enfranchised by the 1832 Reform Act to be literate).
In his youth he was quite weak and
sickly, and yet, somehow in old age was healthy and robust. During
his last illness he asked his doctor from his bed to tell him if
there was any chance of recovery. When his doctor told him there
was none, he answered, “Very well, be it so; then minimize
pain.” By “minimize pain” Bentham meant “shoot
me up with the finest opium you have.” and the doctor did
just that. He pulled out a needle and gave Bentham a magic carpet
ride into oblivion. Bentham kissed the sky and died on 6 June 1832.
But Bentham had a hell of a wacky
side to him without the drugs. For example he said that all punishment
was evil...and yet he used to design prisons. And he made up some
system where you could measure good and bad. He once said “Nature
has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters;
Pain and Pleasure”. And it was from these two masters that
Bentham worked out a “Hedonic Calculus”.
This was a system to measure the approval or disapproval of an action
on the bases of the amount of pain of pleasure brought about. For
example, good was measured in Hedons. So if putting
a statue of a naked girl in the middle of town got a vote from a
1000 people, it would be 1000 hedons good. But if 50 people hated
it then it would only be 950 hedons good. He called this his
"Principle of Utility."
designed a surreal prison that housed a round tower that was
elevated in the center of the room, lined with prisoners in
cages. He called it the Pan-Opticon. It was
designed to produce the feeling of always being watched, even
if the guard is facing the other direction. In Australia a
Panopticon-style prison was actually set up at Port
Arthur in Tasmania. It was called The Model
Prison and not surprisingly, the prisoners all went
The Panopticon. Hellish
Psychologists theorize that being
strategically positioned in a place where one can keep a “panoptic”
eye over a large group of people is the most superior, powerful
position one can achieve, so I guess he was on to something, because
since the eighteenth century this concept has been used to freak
out people in schools, factories, hospitals, and most recently through
Bentham dreamed of reforms in British
prisons and management of the poor. He wanted Parliament to entrust
the care of criminals, the poor, and the idle to a state-chartered,
profit making company to be run by....Jeremy Bentham. Bentham modified
his plan from time to time, but never could convince Parliament
to go for it.
But the craziest thing about him is
what happened to his body.
When Bentham died he left everything
to the University, under the condition that his body had to be publicly
dissected in front of his friends. He also demanded that it then
be stuffed, dressed in his finest clothes, and mounted in his favorite
chair, along with his best walking stick, "Dapple" which
had to be in his hand. And there was one other grisly demand; His
corpse must attend the annual meetings of the University's Board
of Governors, and since his death in 1832, the dead corpse of Jeremy
Bentham has attended every meeting. I shit you not.
Three days after Bentham died his
body was dissected in a medical amphitheater at the Web
Street School of anatomy in London and his organs donated
to medical research. At the time this was illegal. Only executed
murderers could be dissected. His skeleton was picked clean and
upholstered with straw. His undergarments, working dress, walking
stick and other trinkets completed the dead man’s posthumous
outfit. Bentham's head, missing it’s brain and fitted with
glass eyes he chose himself, was mummified and placed on top of
the body. To this day the dressed-up corpse is kept in a special
glass fronted mahogany cabinet at University College London, set
rather unceremoniously if you ask me, in a busy hallway for all
However, over the years the head started
to get that “night of the living dead” look to it and
started to give the students the creeps. I mean, think about it.
You’re walking to class, or maybe hitting on that cute chick
with the hot ass and suddenly to your left you see Zombie-Bentham
crawling out of his grave at you, craving human flesh. Let’s
be honest. That’s not a good study environment. So they took
off his head and put a fake wax one on instead. They used to keep
his head in a wooden box by his feet, but for whatever reason, people
kept stealing it. One time Bentham’s head mysteriously turned
up in the lost-and-found locker at Aberdeen station. Nowadays it
is entombed in a refrigerated safe in the college vaults.
The dead corpse of Jeremy
Bentham: Does his zombie-like body still walk the halls
of the University of London late at night?
Today, Bentham’s dead body is
regularly visited by scholars from all over the world. He once went
to a beer festival in Germany and is placed at the head of the table
once a year at the Annual Bentham Dinner. I’d
like to meet the wizard who came up with the idea to sit a rotting
dead man at a dinner table. And once a year he’s dragged out
to the annual Board of Directors meeting. His presence
is always recorded in the minutes with the words “Jeremy Bentham
- present but not voting."
A few years ago, Bentham’s body
was removed from public display after experts from the Textile
Conservation Centre of Southampton University discovered
an infestation of a beetles throughout the body, and a white dust
called frass fell from Bentham's wide-brimmed hat onto
It’s said that Bentham's
beetle infested, headless ghost is regularly spotted wandering the
halls of the college...demanding human flesh from young teen aged
will back up to the beginning of this week. Friends of my parents
lost their granddaughter (she was only five) after a nurse screwed
up her heart surgery. This surgery was supposed to be very minor,
but the nurse screwed up and forgot to give her this series of three
shots (she only gave two). So this little girl has been on my mind
all week and last night before I went to bed I started thinking
about what they must have gone through. Of course I had a dream
about it last night and it was very detailed. It was almost like
I was there for everything. The weird thing is that in my dream,
Cassie was holding my hand while we were going through everything
(she was a ghost in my dream and we were watching everything that
was going on with her right up until she died). Towards the end
of my dream I wake up and my dog is FREAKING out, shaking and crying
and he kept looking at the corner of the wall in my room. So I turn
the light on and get up and he starts freaking out really bad. I
let him out and he seemed fine after he came back in. I go back
to sleep (after I got him calmed down) and woke up about a half
hour later to the same thing. So I get up and look in my closet
(just to make sure someone wasn't in there) and get him calmed down
again and this time I make him sleep on the floor. Do you think
she was there in my room while I was having this dream and that's
why it was so intense and why my dog was freaking out? I told her
to go away and that she needed to be with her family, not strangers.
We only met her once and Hailey played with her and they got along
really well. I think that's why it's affecting so bad. Any thoughts
on this? It really has me freaked out!
what is your professional opinion of this?
Paranormal expert Glen Harvey, answers your
I would love to think that our dreams
are real. I have had some rather amorous dreams involving Liv
Tyler and Natalie Portman that have left
me feeling rather sleepy and desperately hugging my pillow the following
morning. Sadly, I don’t think they were really there. These
dreams are merely fantasies.
However, dreams are fantasy to be
sure. But is that enough to dismiss your question? Before we do,
let’s define what a dream is and what we know of it.
Throughout the course of human history,
many ancient cultures and even modern ones have interpret dreams
as inspirations or divine signs. Prophetic visions, sexual fantasies,
or even alternative realities. In 1900 Sigmund Freud
explained in his book "The Interpretation of Dreams,"
his theory that dreams reflect an unconscious experience. He theorized
that during sleep, thoughts underwent a primitive regression of
the mind that let loose its primal desire. To Freud, repressed desires,
specifically those associated with sex and hostility, were freed
in dreams when the shackles of consciousness was diminished. However,
one should keep in mind that Freud was a neurosurgeon, and much
of the brain science of the 1890's that he founded his theories
on are now obsolete.
Today we know that dreams are part
of a biologically determined sleep cycle. Through the register of
brain waves and in neurophysiological and behavioral findings, several
theories have been described....and frankly, they’re all rather
boring. However, the most widely accepted one is that your brain
is defraging as you sleep, much like a computer. That is,
random bits of memory are being sorted out and erased, which would
certainly lead to a strange and surreal tale as the cortex reviewed
the assorted and incidental thoughts one has throughout the course
of a day.
But I think you should consider this;
Studies and experiments in dreams have proven that external events
can influence your dreams.
In 1958, Dr. William Dement
and Dr. Edmund Wolpert sprayed water on sleeping
subjects after they had been in REM sleep a for few minutes and
a few seconds after the spray, each subject was awakened. In 14
out of 33 cases, the water was actually incorporated into the dream
report. As an example, the following comes from a subject who had
been dreaming he was in a play:
I was walking behind
the leading lady when she suddenly collapsed and water was dripping
on her. I ran over to her and water was dripping on my back and
head. The roof was leaking...I looked up and there was a hole in
the roof. I dragged her over to the side of the stage and began
pulling the curtains. Then I woke up (Demant and Wolpert, 1958,
My friend, this is scientific
fact. So this leads one to wonder, if this is true...then could
it also be true that just as the water caused an influence on the
subjects dream, that perhaps the spirit of the little girl caused
some influence on yours? And added to this, is it merely a coincidence
that your dog chose that night, of all nights, to bark so wildly?
It’s been documented that external stimuli can become part
of a dream, so then if there are spirits, it seems reasonable to
assume that they too can also become part of a dream as well.
Another thing to consider is this.
You say that you told the little girl that “she needed to
be with family, not strangers”, but I wonder if it really
was the family that truly needed comforting. You did say that this
little girl had been on your mind all week. Even more interesting,
you also said that she was holding your hand,
not that you were holding hers. One gets the picture that the spirit
of this young girl walked you through the troubling experience,
through every tumultuous detailed aspect, holding your hand as if
to comfort you. As if to show you that, throughout this distressful
experience, she was okay, and you should be too.
Perhaps the family has accepted the
loss and this little girl felt that you needed to accept it too.
You being the owner of the dog that she was so fond of in life.
I would think she is she’s happy and at peace, but felt that
it was you needed some comforting and should come to terms with
what has happened.
Harvey’s Paranormal Inquirer
Reporting the Strange and Bizarre since 1798
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Kill Lifesaving Dolphins!
Last week dolphins save Kids. This week poachers
Further proof that there is no hope
for mankind, poachers have killed the dolphins that bridged the
gap between animal and man with an act of humanity by saving some
kids from killer sharks.
Where is Jaws to eat the poachers
and avenge the dolphins??!! More>>
on Watch Reveals Identity of Jack the Ripper!
Evidence points to Patricia Cornwall!
Scientific analysis of a 150 year
old a scratched, 18ct gold pocket-watch has lead investigators to
some surprising conclusions. Crime novelist Patricia Cornwall,
who wrote a book last year blaming painter Walter Sickert for the
crimes of Jack the Ripper, is now the prime suspect in the case.
There’s no doubt it’s
her, said Commissioner David Cann.
With the aid of electron microscopy,
Dr Stephen Turgoose is now able to read: “My
name is Patricia Cornwall, and I not only write really shitty crime
novels with predictable plot devices, but I also get rich by fucking
over the reputation of a dead man who can’t defend himself
with misleading evidence! HA HA HA HA!....oh yeah...and I’m
Jack the Ripper.”
When asked how could it be possible
that Cornwall could travel back in time to commit the murders, Cann
pulled a fully loaded revolver from his holster and said. “Who
gives a damned. Let’s get ‘er!” More>>
crashes car with old man....who DISAPPEARS!
Did impact of car crash open up multidimensional
36 year old John Dolan
crashed his car with an elderly man last week, but when he pulled
himself from the flaming wreck to investigate the condition of the
elderly man he had collided with, he was horrified to have found
that he vanished before his eyes.
Was a Ghost
Driving the Car?
Dolan has denied any wrong doing,
saying that the other driver is obviously a ghost. “Are they
even licenced to drive?” Asked an irrate Dolan who has been
trying to get through to his agent for days. More>>
coworker attacks fellow employees....
with a sword!
Time was when a man went crazy and
went to work with the desire to kill his boss and the girls that
turned him down, he’d just take a gun. But that’s not
the way it went down when James Flemons of the
Peerless Metal Powders & Abrasives plant in
southwest Detroit walked to work one grey November
“I turned and saw James standing
there in a black trench coat and I thought ‘oh great, here’s
where James goes postal and shoots me.’“ says co-worker
Lars Asak. “But instead he pulls out this
sword and just go’s all Conan on my ass.”
Asak was not alone. Many felt Flemons
use of a sword was absolute over kill. “I mean, it’s
not like it’s hard to buy a gun around here.” Said
Ivo Musa, a break-press operator who longed for simpler
days when a man would just shoot you and then himself. “I
was expecting to be shot a few times...whatever...but a sword! That
really hurt, ya know? A sword says I’m gonna chop you up,
old school.” Added Musa. “He really crossed the line,
and I don’t think I can ever forgive him for that.”
But Flemons is not alone. Rather,
many critics are pointing out that in our hyper violent society,
disgruntled workers are becoming more and more violent. And in effort
to keep up with the media, many are coming up with even more violent
methods of killing their co-workers. In Flagstaff AZ,
one disgruntled worker smashed his monster truck into his place
of employment, and in San Diego an area man threw
a pit bull at his coworkers, killing 12. More>>
Protect Lifeguards, Children
Do several good deeds and then act like they own
In New Zealand yesterday,
four lifeguards were saved by a small group of dolphins when they
were attacked by a killer great white shark. "They started
to herd us up, they pushed all four of us together by doing tight
circles around us," said Rob Howes. “And
then one dolphin grabbed the shark’s fins and held them behind
his back so he couldn’t get away, and the other dolphins just
totally wailed on him in the kidneys.” Explained an animated
Peter Schmidt, who acted out the role of the dolphins in a scene,
violently punching the air with his fists. “Like this!”
Later, the dolphins were spotted in
the local strip mall thwarting a robbery attempt. One dolphin performed
CPR, bringing back to life Constable David Habblebee
while at least two others performed a series of strange dolphin-like
martial art moves on the bank robber and quickly disarmed him. The
dolphins then briefly explained the dangers of smoking and left.
Code that holds the key to the Holy Grail Cracked!
Cryptic message reads: Follow the deck pumpkin.
Gangrene lunch no hamster
Bletchley Park, the
establishment famous for cracking Hitler’s Enigma
Code have admitted that they have cracked a 270 year old
code that reveals the hidden location of the Holy Grail.
A Templar, Freemason monument
called the “Shepherds’ Monument”
at Shugborough Hall, ancestral home of the earls
of Lichfield , holds an encrypted message that reveals the location
of a secret ancient tablet that lies buried off the coast of Nova
Scotia, Canada. And on that tablet? The location of the
Holy Grail! More>>
Predicts Alien Contact By 2025
Alien Sex by 2032
is feeling a little relaxed these days. World renowned Dr. Who expert,
and astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
(SETI) has calculated that man will make contact with alien
life by 2025.
"That’s like, twenty years
from now, and I totally can live that long. So I’m feeling
pretty good that in my lifetime I’ll get to meet what could
very well be a Klingon.....or something very close to it."
When asked if he protected any problems,
Shostak said only if the Borg show up. “Other then that, it’s
all gonna be gravy. Mankind will continue to screw things up here
on Earth, but by that time I’ll be on a space cruiser to M’Mermolok,
smokin a fatty.”
M’Mermolok, the name Shostak
has given to the planet of the aliens, will “probably be really
cool with flying solar powered hover cars, or something” says
possessed Amityville Murderer Wants film Stopped
Ronald DeFeo, the
man who claimed to have been possessed by demons and took his high
powered rifle and shot his father, mother
and then shot his four siblings as they slept, wants a movie
about him stopped because it may ruin his chances of getting parole.
DeFeo, who is serving 150 for the
grizzly crime of slaughtering his sleeping family, feels that the
movie is unfair and may force him to stay in prison for his cowardly
and horrible crime. DeFeo, who put a gun to the back of his fathers
head and blew his brains out, and then shot his own mother who,
not only gave birth to him but raised him as a baby, only to scream
and beg for her life as her own son pumped her fill of hot lead,
said that the movie will make him “look bad.” More>>
Vampire swears he thought she was over 18
Leon Forde, a 500
year old vampire was arrested for attacking a 13 year old girl.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court:
"He asked me if I wanted to go to his place and see his drawings
and I said sure. He also said 'you're interested in vampires, aren't
"I said that I was - kind of.
But I didn’t think the guy was gonna try and fuck me.”
she complained. “Suck my blood, sure. But I’m saving
Aquaman threatens world conquest.
For thousands of years, man has searched
for the lost city of Atlantis, only to fail time and time again.
But Robert Sarmast of Los Angeles
has uncovered the city of legend.
Atlantis, located 30 minutes north
of Calgary, Alberta, is cunningly hidden under
the false name of Airdrie. “It’s no
wonder it has been hidden for so long,” says Sarmast. “First,
we’ve been looking in the wrong place, and secondly they changed
the name to throw us off.
The fantastic city, a futuristic utopia,
boasts a strip mall, movie theater and a Boston Pizza’s. Sarmast
plans to send a research team out to Airdrie this spring to study
the strange civilization. More>>
found dead in Jail Cell.
Vampire shived in prison.
Self confessed vampire, 23 year old
Alan Menzies was found dead in his prison cell under mysterious
circomstances. Prison officials have not varified the rumour if
Menzies had been man-raped by other prisoners, but confim that he
did wear make-up and act like a girl.
Menzies had been sentanced to 18 years
in prison for killing and drinking the blood of a friend of his,
who, befoe he died, swore he’d come back from the grave and
fuck Menzies to death. More>>
Cat Stalks Small Town.
Annie San Martin
lives in constant fear of a demon cat breaking down her door and
eating her alive, damning her soul for all eternity. So far, only
her hens have been killed by the satanic monster, but San Martin
wondered when the cat will tire of chickens, and crave the blood
San Martin, who admits has never actually
seen the demon cat, is none the less convinced because, who would
climb her fence and eat her chickens other than a spawn from hell?
Bobcats and homeless people come to mind, but San Martin points
out that the monster has slaughtered 43 chickens, which is strange
because she is herself 43 years of age. For San Martin, this is
all the proof she needs. Even more disturbing, is the demon cats
ability to leave bobcat crap in the yard.
“There’s no end
to the hell this thing causes”, says San Martin. More>>
Photographed in Julian!
Demands human blood!
Mild mannered Ed Masterson
took what he assumed to be an innocent picture of a window last
week, only t find in it the hellish face of the undead looking right
back at him.
I was just taking pictures of windows
like I always do...so here I am, hiding in the bushes and taking
pictures of my neighbors teenaged daughters window when suddenly
I got his chill down my spin. When I got my pictures back, I saw
this...demon-face looking back at me, demanding human blood
Another strange feature of the window
pictures were the many young girls who were undressing. “Yeaah...that’s
weird too...I don’t know how that got in there.” said
Crackpot: Aliens Monitoring our Nuclear Weapons Program!
Will they steal the secret of the atom from us?
Expert on Alien and intergalactic
relations, Robert Hastings says that Aliens from
space have been monitoring our nuclear weapons, suggesting that
they may be trying to develop nuclear weapons. Hastings warn that
unless we stop them from spying on us, they may soon learn our secrets,
and develop nuclear weapons of their own. “What we need”
said Hastings “is a team to inspect these alien worlds and
see if they are in fact making these weapons. Because I just believe
this story that they are just trying to build power plants.”
The Green Disease
fatigued woman with Chlorosis
all had similar symptoms.
physician overlooks Chlorosis
people who had other diseases
were simply told they had Chlorosis.
everybody has this new disease
Johann Lange investigates;
Calls it Morbis Virgneus (virgins sickness)
Doctor prescribes love
(and plenty of it)
Lange. Famous Physician (and
The verbose Jean Verandal names it Chlorosis
The dialectical Thomas Syndenham describes it in
The wily Friedrich Hoffmann gives clinical definition.
German Physician Friedrich Hoffmann
Red-blood-cell counts and
hemoglobin content results in laboratories show lack of iron.
now offer iron (But no love).
Physician from the Industrial Revolution proposes
"Iron" instead of "love"
susceptible to chlorosis were young females;
- Reaching adolescents
- Entering age of menarche
- Experiencing sudden growth spurt
- Restrictive clothing.
young girl entering adolescence
- 19th Century mistreated woman because of gender.
- Only women were inflicted.
- Restrictive clothing
woman who has
- Treatments based on poor understanding of physiology.
- Male sexual condition were also mistreated
- Males made 42% of all cases.
robust man has
- A disease of the poor and malnourished
- A class disease
- Poor could not afford proper treatment
poor Dickensian children have Chlorosis
- Both rich and poor were affected
- Dietary habits forbidding meat, eggs and milk affected rich
- Upper class women more likely to wear restrictive clothing
rather wealthy woman has Chlorosis
Listed as one of five major categories of hypochromic anemia
listed in modern medical dictionaries as
an iron deficiency anemia of young women.
T. E. Brown. A “social” historian
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