The Healing Arts: Poisoning The Sick At Jaffa.


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Poisoning the Sick at Jaffa. George Cruikshank, Aquatint coloured, 1814. Subject: Napoleon, Jaffa, Poison, Hospitals, Military Hospitals.

Poisoning the Sick at Jaffa. George Cruikshank, Aquatint coloured, 1814. Subject: Napoleon, Jaffa, Poison, Hospitals, Military Hospitals.

Siege of Jaffa.

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  1. says

    There’s always an alligator! Can’t practice medicine without one. Hmmm, my oncologist is notably alligator free…

  2. jrkrideau says

    @ 1 chigau
    Does not everyone have a small stuffed crocodile, at least as a child?

    I believe mine was an alligator, come to think of it.

  3. says

    What I want to know is whether that crocodile points toward magnetic north, or if perhaps it’s one of those migratory crocodiles that flies up to Florida every winter.

  4. busterggi says

    jrkrideau -- pretty sure my was a crocodile but that was so long ago that even if I still had it I couldn’t compare it to living crocs as they’ve evolved in that time.

    BTW, why are all the beds filled with garden gnomes?

  5. says

    I had a plush tiger as a kid. Never an aligator.
    But I had a few rubber aligators.
    And I have made a paper dragon that could be hung from the ceiling. It has gently spun in the slightest breeze and looked really cool. My sister in law sneered that a grown up man should not have a paper dragon in his room and I should give it to her son. So I did. The dragon is lost forever.

    I had to look up what Poisoning The Sick At Jaffa means. Interesting story.

  6. jazzlet says

    I just had a teddy bear as a child. Though I was given a stuffed lion as a student which I still have. And a stuffed Orville, but the less said about that the better, fortunately it didn’t survive the need of a friend for a target of his anger.

    Charly I think that is very mean of your SiL, a grown man can certainly have a dragon of his choosing flying in his room what’s the point of being a grown-up if you don’t get to choose such things?

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