Maggie Koerth-Baker at 9:34 am Thu, Apr 18, 2013
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Here's a 15th century illustration of an English surgical procedure. Fun!
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oh man, internet, thou givest so generously of thyself. Between this and f*ckyeahvintageillustration, my damn life is complete.
English were doing sub-incisions?
I thought it was a medieval DIY graphic. He’s clearly applying plaster with a trowel.
OMG! I’ve had that nightmare!
So medieval gravity worked differently, or did they give the scrotum a shot of helium before cutting?
What they don’t show is the Priest holding them in his teeth.
Huh, so thats what a flying sex snake looks like.
I remember reading something on how monks and scribes (the distinction blurs quite a bit in the middle ages) had a tendency to put inappropriate images, text, etc. in the margins of the manuscripts they were writing. Stuff like ‘this room is cold and my hand hurts’, gossip about other scribes, that sort of thing. This reminds me a bit of the same thing.
Ah, the directory of wonderful things… Thanks Maggie!
Not sure, but is that a drawing of someone’s willy getting cut?
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