The Doctor’s Secret (1910)

aka Hydrotherapie fantastique
Article 2695 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 9-13-2008
Posting Date: 12-29-2008
Directed by Georges Melies
Featuring Georges Melies
Country: France

A doctor uses radical new methods to help a patient deal with his obesity problem.

Here’s a weight-loss plan that takes less than one day and involves no dieting or exercise. First, allow the doctor pull the obesity out of you with a huge syringe. Then let him attach you to a machine that will suck even more obesity out of you. Then he’ll put you in a tub with a paddle machine that will… do something, anyway. Then he’ll set you under the pummel machine which will pummel you (remember, this is all for your own good). Finally, he’ll attach you to a sauna which will overheat and blow your body to pieces, which the doctor will neatly put back together. You will then be your old, slim self.

You know, all of a sudden, dieting and exercise don’t sound so bad.


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