Doctor Feelgood



  • noun a doctor or other person who freely prescribes pleasurable drugs. The name has been used in several blues and soul songs since World War II, but probably pre-dates them as a black underworld term, where it had a more generalised meaning of someone who could provide euphoria or comfort. It was later applied as a nickname, e.g. to Dr Max Jacobson, physician to President Kennedy, famous for his disbursement of amphetamines to New york high society.