Dr Willis (1718-1807), Physician and dissenting Minister; In December 1788 he was summoned to treat George III during his first bout of insanity and on the king’s recovery his reputation increased. In 1826 he was described by the dramatist Frederick Reynolds as having “an eye like Mars, to threaten or command …. His numerous patients, stood as much in awe of this formidable weapon, as of bars, chains, or straight waistcoats”.
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