Talk:Derby's dose

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One such punishment Thistlewood named for a slave, calling it "Derby's dose." It involved having a slave defecate in the mouth of a delinquent slave, after which the offending slave's mouth was wired shut. (Sex and Sexuality in Early America. Smith, Merril D. 1998. NYU Press. p. 166) Lloyd Smith II (talk) 06:17, 23 February 2009 (UTC) http://books.google.com/books?id=hEwy0YmnyoYC&pg=PA166&dq=%22derby%27s+dose%22&ei=Gj2iSae5FoyuyAS4v4WMAg&client=firefox-a#PPA167,M1

For eating sugar cane, he devised "Derby's dose," whereby Derby, a slave, would defecate into a culprit's mouth, which would then be gagged shut for some hours. (on page 74 of Race and Family in the Colonial South: Essays By Thad W. Tate, Winthrop D. Jordan, Sheila L. Skemp, University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture Published by University Press of Mississippi, 1987 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Sep 18, 2008 173 pages) http://books.google.com/books?id=y9F2AAAAMAAJ&q=%22derby%27s+dose%22&dq=%22derby%27s+dose%22&ei=3D-iSbG4PIuiyAS4kIyMAg&client=firefox-a&pgis=1 Lloyd Smith II (talk) 06:29, 23 February 2009 (UTC)