James Graham Bibliography

Guardian goddess of health 1782
Described by Roy Porter as a "Vaudeville medical messiah" and "exhibitionist impresario, dramatising himself as a magus, a Prospero" and "Promethean enlightened despot of the body natural", Graham was most notorious for his Temple of Love. Known as the Temple of Health and Hymen, its conjugal altar was a celestial bed through which were passed electrical currents in order to give couples "superior ecstasy" and to increase fertility for those when "powerfully agitated in the delights of love". All of this was for a nightly fee of œ50.
Il Convito Amoroso 1782
Tract which includes a description of Graham's "celebrated celestial bed".