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'Occupational injuries of the 18th century'

Should give me enough to wallow all day, right?


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Sep. 15th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
Sounds gruesome!! I remember, long ago, reading a book about two orphan children put to work in a carpet factory. Their job was to rush onto the surface and retrieve scraps of lint, etc. before the machinery cut the length of carpeting. Decriptions of other child workers with missing fingers and worse was harrowing.
Sep. 15th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Dickens-type material. Industrial Age colliding with human values.
Sep. 15th, 2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
Housemaids' knee. Gamekeepers' thumb.
Sep. 15th, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
I shudder to think....
Sep. 16th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Nursemaids elbow is in the kid, not the nursemaid. Not an injury that our Dr Clive saw much of, though I once gave a case to Dr Hornblower.

I was looking for cobbler's knee. But my internet has been unreliable all day, and all I kept getting was yoga stuff. The cobblers pose will give us all shapely backsides I am told.

You know, the world is still a pretty crummy place, but we are not shoving little naked boys up chimneys-- that is something.
Sep. 16th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
sound s like fun.... hmm.. is that the right time period for people getting scalped by the weaving machines?
Sep. 16th, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
Asolutely. It is hard to compare one misery with another-- but phossy jaw freaks me out!
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