Did Doctor Joseph Ignace Guillotin invent the guillotine?

joseph-guillotinDr Joseph Guillotin may have instigated the guillotine, but he did not invent it. The good doctor (1738-1814) taught anatomy, physiology and pathology at the university in Paris for five years. He was a leading Freemason, reputedly acquainted with Voltaire. In 1784, together with Benjamin Franklin and others, he was a member of the commission [more…]

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