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Ready for surgery?

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January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Those dreaded words . . 'the doctor will see you now' . . . oh my . .

10 Mar 2014 6:31am

@Ronnie 2¢: "Oh my..." is right! ;D

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

They must have feared the surgeon more than the battle back then !

10 Mar 2014 6:55am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo and beautiful tones

10 Mar 2014 7:53am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very nice composition.

10 Mar 2014 8:22am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love your pp treatment here Judy! And here we thought a visit to the dentist was something to be feared! ;-))

10 Mar 2014 12:23pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

That is quite a treasure trove of antique surgical instruments. By the look of that saw I guess they would have been used for amputations.

10 Mar 2014 1:55pm

@Lai Chan See: Yes, amputations weren't for the faint of heart at that time.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture

10 Mar 2014 2:32pm

don from United States

The sight of this tool kit of surgery items must have been very frightening unless the patient was unconscious. Nice shot of it.

10 Mar 2014 2:44pm

@don: I agree. Hopefully they were unconscious either from the pain or the laudanum.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow, just the thought of it makes me cringe but I guess that's the way it really was...

10 Mar 2014 2:59pm

Flagrant-declic from Alsace, France

No thank you! I feel myself very well ;-)
Great capture, well done.

10 Mar 2014 4:03pm (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A good dose of chloroform and ...
Brrrrr ! heavy heavy !

Another great image, Judy. Nice one !

10 Mar 2014 4:35pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting set-up that you've captured here. I'd be scared after seeing some of those "tools"!

10 Mar 2014 6:20pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

You are sure its not a "tool set"but a surgery set !!!!!! Some look pretty scary. Interesting shot.
Thanks, Judy for telling me about the Where I live pics --- Yours is great --
Well, you are right, Shiva thinks and behaves as she owns the place - we have a Shiva creek and a Shiva pond .....
Kindest regards Monika

10 Mar 2014 7:16pm

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

"gt " This is Alfies contribution to the comment (he sits on the arm of the chair dabbing the keyboard with his paw, great game)... No wonder they called surgeons Sawbones, nice bit of history in this shot .

10 Mar 2014 7:33pm

@Jeff & Pat: Thanks, Alfie, for your contribution ... stay comfortable with Jessie! ;D

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Seeing this is kind of scary - lovely capture though

10 Mar 2014 8:31pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Yikes! Good photo. A Civil War museum in Harrisburg, PA, USA, has a life size diorama showing a surgeon sawing off a soldier's leg. It made a huge impression on me. I still shudder at the thought.

10 Mar 2014 8:32pm

@Anita: I'm not surprised by your comment, Anita. We saw similar things in Gettysburg. This, from ... "Soldiers were administered laudanum, an opiate alcohol syrup mixture, as a pain killer. This led to "Soldier Sickness" due to the addictive powers of opium. Later to offset the addiction to opium, morphine - a milder form of opium was invented. To offset the addiction of morphine, heroin - a weaker form of heroin - was invented and to offset heroin addiction, methadone - a synthetic opiate - was used and is used today."

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super still life

10 Mar 2014 10:53pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Um…no thanks. I'll wait.

11 Mar 2014 2:04am

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