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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Doctor's Assistant

The Victorian hospital tent at the Brunswick Fayre was fun, interesting and informative. Children as well as adults were very keen to learn the skill of stitching up a wound.
Some of the medical equipment and pills and potions of the Victorian era were a little scary.
Proceeds from the day go towards the UK's first brain tumor unit at the National Hospital.

11 comments:

Mike said...

Mo what a great idea, looks painful :-)
The arm looks real as well. Perhaps Dr Jekyll was in attendance or worse still Jack the Ripper!

B SQUARED said...

Thank goodness we live today and not then.

lewi14 said...

What an unusual experience for a child!

Tinsie said...

I've often thought this would be a good skill to have. No idea why, as I hate all medical procedures. Still, if I were there, I'd have given it a go!

jabblog said...

That's a brilliant idea! All people should have the opportunity to try stitching a wound.

elisabetta said...

come superare la paura delle siringhe e dei dottori .......

jennyfreckles said...

Such concentration - a budding doctor there perhaps?

Doris said...

How a brave boy

Witness said...

sweet.

Witness said...

sweet.

Nathalie said...

Before setting off on crossing the Atlantic on a sailboat with my husband, we figured stitching would be a good skill to learn, just in case one of us hurt ourselves badly. My sister was at the hospital at the time so I spoke to the emergency ward doctor about attending whenever the chance would come up. A little boy came who had opened up his knee. At least five stitches were needed. I didn't even get to see the first. Just seeing the (very clean) wound was enough to make me faint. I lied down on a bench in the corridor while the little boy was being stitched up.

We bought steri-strips and never had the need for them in our 2 years of sailing half-way around the world. Good thing.

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