Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Video: Victorian Paramedics

Friday, November 3, 2017
Loretta reports:

Researching those of my books in which characters become ill, I’ve grown familiar with 19th century medical practices, many of which were based on theories dating back to the middle ages.

The strange treatments in this Horrible Histories video are mainly superstitions, rather than actual medical procedures. Still, they’re less disturbing than many of the remedies physicians truly believed in, all too often to the fatal detriment of their patients’ health.

Do you ever wonder what people a couple of centuries from now will think of our medical practices? They’ll be horrified, I don't doubt.




Image: Screen shot from video, Horrible Histories- Victorian Paramedics.

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2 comments:

Christine Weatherly said...

For sure, they'll look back at us as we do the previous centuries! We've come a long way in the medical field, but we still have a way to go. Think of all things we diagnose, but have no cure and barely a treatment. At least we're not rubbing dung all over our bodies anymore? Haha

Bronwyn Cunningham said...

I'm so glad you posted this! This is my favorite Horrible Histories video. Hilarious! My husband and I go around all the time saying "God save the Queen!" and "top hats are fabulous."

 
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