The Madness of King George (1994)
The film depicts the relatively primitive medical practices of the time and the suppositions that physicians made in their efforts to understand the human body. The King’s doctors attempt cures such as blistering and purges. Meanwhile, another of the King’s physicians, Dr. Pepys, analyzes the King’s stool and urine believing that body wastes may contain some clue to the Royal malady.
Finally, Lady Pembroke recommends Dr. Willis, an ex-minister who attempts to cure the insane through behavior modification. None of the three methods of treatment entirely cures the King; eventually his illness abates
Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves, Rupert Everett.