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Forum: Reenactment 10-01-2005, 10:08 AM
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Posted By revwardoc
Rigger, You're welcome. If you ever get the...

Rigger,

You're welcome. If you ever get the chance to visit Ft. Ticonderoga in NY, there's an excellent display of bitten bullets that were excavated from the surgery. They represent an...
Forum: Reenactment 09-29-2005, 03:12 AM
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Posted By revwardoc
Yep, I'm here. Just been very busy lately. ...

Yep, I'm here. Just been very busy lately.

You heard right about George Washington. In December of 1799, GW came down with what is now believed to be strep throat. Being a man of science, he had...
Forum: Reenactment 09-23-2005, 03:06 AM
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Posted By revwardoc
Blood-letting (or phlebotomy, as we experts...

Blood-letting (or phlebotomy, as we experts called it); one of the great "cure-alls". For example, if you had a headache in the 18th century, a surgeon would open the sephalic vein in your wrist and...
Forum: Reenactment 09-22-2005, 02:38 AM
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Posted By revwardoc
Scout! Excellent! C'mon down (no pun intended)!...

Scout! Excellent! C'mon down (no pun intended)! I'll just lube it up with a bit of olive oil, or mineral oil, or goose grease and send it home. I also have a clyster, which was essentially used...
Forum: Reenactment 09-21-2005, 03:15 AM
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Posted By revwardoc
An invite!

This Saturday, the 24th, is the Annual Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfes & Drums at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA. If you're in the area, come on down! I'll be there as the Company...
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