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Ottoman Yataghan Sword
- Dated: 19th century
- Measurements: overall length 81.5 cm
Probably a Greek work, the hilt of the yataghan is silvered pewter (a gray alloy of tin with copper and antimony - formerly, tin and lead) engraved in baroque motifs, the single-edged recurved blade with incised Ottoman motifs and an inscription, and struck with a maker’s mark.
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Thomas Eakins - The Gross Clinic (1875)
“Admired for its uncompromising realism, The Gross Clinic has an important place documenting the history of medicine—both because it honors the emergence of surgery as a healing profession (previously, surgery was associated primarily with amputation), and because it shows us what the surgical theater looked like in the nineteenth century. The painting is based on a surgery witnessed by Eakins, in which Dr. Gross treated a young man for osteomyelitis of the femur. Gross is pictured here performing a conservative operation as opposed to an amputation (which is how the patient would normally have been treated in previous decades).”
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Quick update - I’m not very active at the moment (though my queue is running) because of the move. I’ve currently got the essentials (tea, books, bed) moved but all my spare time is for unpacking / studying / sword fighting (twice a week now - and Santa is getting me a fencing mask!).
So yes. I’m still here!
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