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[Correspondence] Young Frankenstein and The Lancet

Medicine has become an attractive theme in entertainment, including medical dramas such as House, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Hospital, ER, and Charité. References to medicine, however, can also be found in cult films such as Young Frankenstein (1974), which is a parody of Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (1797–1851). The novel contains several references to historical neurological practices such as electrostimulation (this technique has become useful again in modern times), which is also mentioned in the film.