Friday, June 12, 2009


Picture Day Friday


Since I've been off nursing the head-attack and the neck-attack that necessitated doctor visits, and since I have much adoration and respect for my doctor, I thought this picture would be illustrative of how doctors were deserving of love in the medieval ages.

Red Hot Poker--the use of searing heat to treat a wound.

Red Hot Poker—the use of searing heat to treat a wound. These are three scenes of surgery in the Middle Ages showing cautery as a means of treatment. You can see: the healing of a cataract, the treatment of hemorrhoids, the removal of nasal polyps. Operations like these were frequently performed by medieval surgeons with a fair chance of success.

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