A portrait of Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

A portrait of Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

Doctor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin indissolubly he linked its name to guillotine, although it has not been invented but only a perfecter, and at least initially, also a firm believer.

It was in fact he, as a doctor, politician and philanthropist, to urge the use of this machine for the execution of death sentences.

Inorridito di fronte allo strazio al quale alcuni boia inesperti sottoponevano le vittime, the doctor thought that the guillotine, Quick and easy use, He would have avoided such macabre “side effects” “humanizing” the execution time.

In fact no wrong: the guillotine proved so effective, expeditious and decisive, who he did nothing but cut heads for about two years.

This aspect Guillotin had not evaluated in the right way and that caused him terrible guilt, to the point of becoming, they say, hoary completely within a very short time (Photo gives: history.com).