A movie based on real events, Hysteria tells the story of Dr. Mortimer Granville who invented the very first vibrator.
After getting fired from several workplaces, Dr. Granville gets a job with London’s famous specialist in women’s medicine, a man who treated his patients for hysteria. Hysteria was thought to be an ailment that most women had, with a plethora of symptoms(erratic and volatile behavior, emotional excesses), that needed to be cured and in extreme cases women with hysteria would be institutionalized. The job of treating one for hysteria was strenuous and that’s why, with the help of a friend, Granville comes up with the idea of the vibrator. Continue reading