Friday, March 23, 2012

Siamese Twins



When we started Twins Week, I promised myself I would not turn into Conjoined Twins week. For the most part I did pretty well, but just could not resist using this picture. It was taken in 1902, and shows an operating room where doctors are attempting to separate the twins. One cringes at the conditions in the operating room. There is less concern than you would find today in a typical fast food restaurant, where they at least wear gloves and hair nets.

DOMESTIC UPDATE:

Happy to say we were able to get the lovely Ms. EAM home yesterday, where she will begin a period of rest and recuperation. I appreciate all  your prayers for her, and firmly believe that there was great power in those prayers.

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  1. What an operating room!

    I'm glad The Lovely Miss EAM is back. We will continue to pray for her.

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  2. Glad to hear Elizabeth is safely home.
    You have to remember that even as late as 1890, doctors considered "germs" to still be a rather foolish theory, and sterilization an unnecessary nuisance. Oliver Wendell Holmes the elder was nearly forced to give up his medical practice for suggesting doctors wash their hands before examining a patient. Hop off your horse and go deliver a baby!
    Left alone, President McKinley probably would have survived the assassination attempt, but the doctors caused a massive infection by probing the wound - on a railroad station floor! - with unwashed hands.
    Whoops. Off topic there. History teachers do that. Sorry.

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  3. Glad to hear EAM is home. Best wishes to all of you.

    Hard to believe scientists would be, could be so stupid, eh?

    Just look at them today! Global warming caused by humans, or is it global cooling today - I can't keep track! Electric cars that cost 2 or 3 times other cars and people still buy them.

    Ahhh, never mind - I'll get off my high horse. We can't help it if we live with a bunch of fools, right?

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  4. I join all the others in welcoming you home, and wishing you a rapid recovery. I shall miss your wonderful blog, but I know not as much as the children of Mattaw Village will miss you.

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  5. At least they were not smoking in the operating room.
    I wish Miss EAM a very speedy and full recovery.

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  6. I ditto in wishing the lovely Miss EAM a very speedy and full recovery!

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  7. Yes indeed; welcome home and prayers for a speedy recovery. Please don'ttry and rush.

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  8. Elizabeth, I'm guessing you are disapointed in being ill and leaving your post, yet trusting that God has a plan in all this. May you be restored quickly and find His plan for each day. Our prayers continue.

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  9. One payer answered,she is home and one prayer to be answered, full recovery.

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  10. Welcome home sweet girl. Prayers still going for a complete speedy recovery. Would appreciate a few words on malaria.

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  11. "like" all those comments on you, Miss EAM. being home. me too. thankful of your safe arrival Stateside.

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  12. I just took another look at that photo. I swear, it looks as if those children are AWAKE! Holy cow!

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