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A practical joke

Some of the greatest advances in nineteenth-century surgery were made by military surgeons. British surgeons were not exactly short of opportunities: the country’s military forces began the century at war with France, and ended it fighting the Boers,...
From: Thomas Morris on 21 Jun 2018

Irritating the genitals by various means

One of the most popular stories on this blog is that of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who cut his own penis in two for sexual gratification. If you type the keywords ‘man cut penis two’ into pretty much any search engine, it’s the...
From: Thomas Morris on 24 May 2018

She swallowed a mouse

In 1833 one Dr Heymann, a doctor from the Westphalian town of Oldendorf, submitted a really rather extraordinary case to a German journal, Hufelands Journal der practischen Heilkunde. It is almost certainly without parallel in the medical literature,...
From: Thomas Morris on 14 May 2018

Jane Austen’s Regency World: review of Women and the Gallows

Published in Jane Austen’s Regency World, Issue 92, Mar/Apr 2018 The post Jane Austen’s Regency World: review of Women and the Gallows appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 10 May 2018

Women and the Gallows review: Ripperologist

Published in The Ripperologist, Vol 160. To be added to the mailing list, to submit a book for review or to place an advertisement, get in touch at The post Women and the Gallows review: Ripperologist appeared first on Naomi...
From: Naomi Clifford on 17 Apr 2018

Cosmetic(s) surgery

This unexpected discovery was reported in a French journal, the Répertoire Generale d’Anatomie, in 1827. The patient was treated by Guillaume Dupuytren, the leading French surgeon of the day – although this was far from being one of...
From: Thomas Morris on 11 Apr 2018

Beatrice Parvin on Women and the Gallows

Naomi Clifford’s accomplished account of the fate of 131 women sentenced to death by public execution between 1797 and 1837 is a grim, tragic and compulsive read. We enter the seamy back rooms of regency Soho where forgers lurked, the lives of con-women...
From: Naomi Clifford on 8 Mar 2018

Rare and peculiar

“How did it happen?” is a question every emergency physician will ask hundreds if not thousands of times during their career. The answer is usually mundane: “I fell off a ladder”; “I was playing rugby”; “I’d...
From: Thomas Morris on 20 Feb 2018

My guest blog for Geri Walton: Women on trial for infanticide

  The alternative gravestone erected for Mary Morgan. Courtesy of Find a GraveGeri Walton has hosted my guest blog Desperate Measures: Women on trial for infanticide in the early 19th century, in which I look at some of the defences offered...
From: Naomi Clifford on 19 Feb 2018

Women and the Gallows in Your Family History magazine

My article ‘Unfortunate Wretches’ on how I researched women executed in England and Wales in the late Georgian period for my book Women and the Gallows 1797–1837 was published in Your Family History magazine in their Criminal History...
From: Naomi Clifford on 15 Feb 2018

Show and tell

In 1828 The Lancet reported a routine meeting of the London Medical Society. It began with a memorable presentation given by William Shearly, a surgeon at the Royal Naval Hospital in Deal: After some ordinary business had been transacted, Mr. Shearly...
From: Thomas Morris on 18 Jan 2018

The lithophagus

Unless you’re a marine biologist, the chances are that you’ve never used the word ‘lithophagus’.  You may have eaten one, however: Lithophaga is a genus of mussels, some of whose species are edible, often served in a garlic,...
From: Thomas Morris on 15 Jan 2018

Born in a cesspit

This strange little tale appeared in the London Medical and Surgical Journal in June 1832:  A curious case of this description became the subject of investigation at the Bow-street Police Office, a few days ago. Interestingly, this crime...
From: Thomas Morris on 12 Jan 2018

Basic Instincts: The art of Joseph Highmore at the Foundling Museum

It is, of course, somewhat daft to review an exhibition after it has closed. It was all my own fault for leaving my visit to ‘Basic Instincts: The Art of Joseph Highmore’ at the Foundling Museum in London to the very last day. Still, my procrastination...
From: Naomi Clifford on 11 Jan 2018

Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Launch event

On Tuesday 12 December 2017 we marked the launch of Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches with an event at the CLPE in central London.   With Hedda Archbold of HLA Agency The post Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Launch event appeared...
From: Naomi Clifford on 16 Dec 2017

1814: Murder or manslaughter? The trial of Mary Ann Adlam

After researching so many women who were sent to the gallows, 1 sometimes for non-violent crimes or for murders that arisen out of years of abuse, it was heartening to read this story about Mary Ann Adlam who stabbed her husband during an altercation...
From: Naomi Clifford on 12 Dec 2017

The lucky Prussian

Maximilian Joseph von Chelius was a prominent 19th-century German surgeon who had a significant influence on medics right across Europe. His lectures were frequently quoted in the London and Edinburgh journals, and his textbook Handbuch der Chirurgie,...
From: Thomas Morris on 5 Dec 2017

The Last Days of Mary Ann Burdock

We are delighted to welcome back to our blog, the author Naomi Clifford. For her book Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches, Naomi researched the stories of the 131 women who were hanged in England and Wales between 1797 and 1837. Here...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Nov 2017

Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches

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From: Naomi Clifford on 16 Nov 2017

An enormous eater

Albert Vander Veer was a distinguished New York surgeon of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A Civil War veteran, he was a notable pioneer in an age when operating inside the abdomen was almost a mission into terra incognita. An expert...
From: Thomas Morris on 1 Nov 2017

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