, middle-class women everywhere suffered from an overactive uterus, or so said Dr. Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce), a renowned physician specializing in the strange affliction of female hysteria. The disorder caused a wide array of symptoms, from sexual frigidity to demanding the right to vote, and the cure could be as severe as a full hysterectomy or as simple as a “pelvic massage,” which stimulates patients to paroxysm (known as an orgasm to modern-day viewers). Dalrymple’s practice focuses on the latter approach, and so successful is his business that he takes on the young Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) to share some of the work. It seems that Granville excels at his new job right out of the gate, but a bad case of carpal tunnel threatens to ruin his sole source of income. Luckily, a sudden spark of inspiration just might change his life forever.