Art/music/photography/litterature/movie/poetry lover.Skeptic. Political stuff will occure.
I have always been and will continue being pissed off, and hate injustice and ignorance.
A very big part of my identity is my work as a busy operating room nurse, have been for many years. Speciality: trauma-surgery and vascular surgery, but generally involved in surgery concerning internal organs, pediatric and emergency obstetric surgery.
Helmet from a Vendel (pre-viking) boat grave, Uppland, 7th century Guldrummet.
The helmets which are part of the epoch’s most splendid equipment have long been called Vendel helmets as a type. It seems certain that they must be Nordic work but it would be interesting to know where and when the type, originating perhaps in Roman gladiatorial helmets, appeared in the north.
It is possible to see on the Vendel helmets details which are found on the late Roman crested helmets: for example, the termination of the crest with an eagle’s head, or with both eagles’ and boars’ heads and which may also be combined with pictures of dragons. The helmets with a markedly low crest, adorned with embossed silver foil and set with rivets with decorated domed heads, make other comparisons possible.
Will the West slowly and voluptuously choke on a mounting tangle of red tape, meantime entertaining itself to death with a mountain of literature that describes and charmingly castigates the whole scandalous process?
Happy birthday to Wifredo Lam, a native Cuban of Spanish, African, and Chinese descent who became associated with Surrealism beginning in the late 1930s. His attraction to the voodoo magic and witchcraft aspects of Afro-Cuban religious practices paralleled the Surrealist fascination with the ritual cultures of non-Western, often colonial, lands. #TheSurrealists
Blood and Guts - A History of Surgery - Bloody Beginnings
Michael Mosley finds out how the early days of surgery were dark and barbaric, when the surgeon’s knife was more likely to kill you than save you, and invasive medicine generally meant being bloodlet by leeches to within an inch of your life.
One of my favourite episodes. Mosley’s self-experimentation is especially amusing.