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AN EXAMPLE OF AFRICAN MEDICAL SCIENCE. ILLUSTRATION OF AFRICAN DOCTORS IN 19TH CENTURY (1879) KAHARA, UGANDA PERFORMING A CAESARIAN SECTION. SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF THIS OPERATION WERE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN EUROPE AT THE TIME.

Africans were performing many advanced medical procedures long before they had been conceived in Europe this is just one of many examples.

The British traveler R.W. Felkin who reported this noted that the healer used banana wine to semi-intoxicate the woman and to cleanse his hands and her abdomen prior to surgery. He used a midline incision and applied cautery to minimize hemorrhaging. He massaged the uterus to make it contract but did not suture it; the abdominal wound was pinned with iron needles and dressed with a paste prepared from roots. The patient recovered well, and Felkin concluded that this technique was well-developed and had clearly been employed for a long time. Similar reports come from Rwanda, where botanical preparations were also used to anesthetize the patient and promote wound healing.

Reference: Notes on Labour in Central Africa published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal, volume 20, April 1884, pages 922-930.

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The Evidence Is In: Decriminalizing Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health

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Sex work does not mean sex trafficking. We are a pro-sex work organization. Please read more about our stance on our website.

haychen:

im trying out a new thing with coloring anyway

modern au he’s a slam poet but also the lead singer of a fantasygrunge punk band called worldchanger. his slam alias is renegade but when he’s doing band shit his stage name is justice and he wears like neon blue contacts while singing

also he wears his fluffass coat everywhere he possibly can it’s like his Signature Item

ok that’s it that’s all ive got so far

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TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1934, the starry revue Life Begins at 8:40, written by Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg and Ira Gershwin, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre. Stars include Luella Gear, Frances Williams, and future “Wizard of Oz” co-stars Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr. The score includes “You’re a Builder-Upper.”

For more on Life Begins at 8:40, including a look inside a Playbill from show, visit PlaybillVault.com.

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