Friday, May 29, 2015

Civil War Reenactment - The other surgeron


The surgeon and his nurse. When I asked if I could take his photo, he said Yes, but I am still in my underwear...the white pants and shirt go under the uniform.. they had every thing from saws and knives to forceps for delivering a baby. He assured me they used chloroform but had to be careful since it can be deadly.


Above is the wooden chest of medicines and below are blood cups. They built a tiny fire on the skin, placed the cup over and the vacuum sucked blood. YIKES. another way other than using leeches. He had a supply of those. I did not check to see if they were LIVING..




Above, Pat with the nurse.. and the fully stocked surgeons chest

Formaldehyde, double syringe to put two bottles like this in the body, the coffin with the Label on it, to write all the info on where to ship it home.

26 comments:

Mersad said...

This is a very interesting part of the reenactment, since I'm curious to see the tools used back then.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, cool shot of the surgeon and his nurse. The surgeons chest is amazing too. Great post and images. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

Do you know that, in some instances, leeches are still used? In cases of very, very bad bruising for instance. Oh my! Love the photos. Happy to be living in the 21st century though.

Best,
Bonnie

Rose said...

There's a lot of times I sort of wish for older days, but I always come to the conclusion I would not give up today's medicine to go back to them.

Cranberry Morning said...

Another reason I'm glad I was born in the twentieth century, and yet just think how close we are on the timeline of world history! Phew!!

DeniseinVA said...

Brilliant! There's Pat in her bloomers again :)

Gail said...

Great details. Wonderful pictures.

I would have loved this, too.

TexWisGirl said...

funny, some spas use those cups now for bringing blood to the surface of your skin. no thanks.

Dory and the Mama said...

I am really enjoying this reenactment series!!

Chatty Crone said...

Well all I think about is Gone With the Wind - it had to be so hard back then - a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. Extremely interesting tho.

Madi and Mom said...

WELL DONE MS YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF CAPTURING THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS IN THE REENACTMENT
hUGS MADI AND MOM

photowannabe said...

This is so fascinating.
The authenticity of the enactment is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing. Love the Dr. in his "underware".
You made me laugh right out loud because of your comment on my blog post.
Paddled in front of Lincoln...(:0)

Just Me Pooh said...

Very interesting Re-enactment posts sweet Sandra. Hope you are doing well...miss getting to visit your blog often. We are doing okay just staying very busy and trying to learn as we go. Hugs my sweet friend.

SweetMarie said...

I have a cousin that got brain damage at birth from forceps. :( He's my age.
Great pics!

DawnTreader said...

Well it seems these people did their job thoroughly! :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awesome...
But, I'm sorry, can't help myself...the surgeon I hope is NOT Pat with the fully stocked 'chest'. My mind is in the gutter at the moment. And Bud's not even around.

Ginny said...

Scary stuff, great pics!!

Mildred said...

The man and woman are great actors. He reminds me of Doc on Gunsmoke!

Linda P. said...

Very interesting Sandra to see the surgeon and the nurse, equipment etc. I wonder what their modern day professions are? Fascinating how folk get really involved with reenactment societies and events. It has been a great series of interesting facts and pictures. You ask all the right questions and folk are keen to be photographed so thank you for sharing.

Ann Thompson said...

I'm very glad that medicine has advanced as far as it has. I'm thinking back then it was probably a very scary thing to go to a doctor

Kathy said...

So much interesting memorabilia here, Sandra.

Ida said...

Thank goodness medicine has improved over the years! - Although I understand that "cupping" is still being done in places. I'll pass on that experiences.

carolann said...

So interesting Sandra. So much of importance.

Thanks for sharing.

I am late or behind but I was outside yesterday was a perfect day for sitting with neighbors.

So now it is raining ad cold so have time to read and look at your blogs. That must of been a real pleasure to be there .

EG CameraGirl said...

WHOA! I'm very glad I live in modern times! :))

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

You sure did find some prize pics for the memorial celebrations.

pattisjarrett said...

I don't know about you, but I'm thankful for modern medicine!