Thursday, 29 January 2009
Adieu for now
I won’t be blogging again until Monday but while I'm away you might be interested in this news item about a rare 18th-century guide to amputations and operations from 1712, recently discovered in Lichfield by Hansons Auctioneers. Hansons seems to be enjoying an extraordinary run of luck at the moment, having also turned up a guide to dentistry from 1770.
And if that's isn't enough medical reading material, The Doctor is always ready with his scalpel. Ouch!
Above: William Hogarth, The Country Inn Yard; or, The Stage Coach (June 1747).