Last weekend, Smoph & I went out to the movies and saw “Hysteria“. Aside from the social issues discussed in the movie directly, one of the things that struck me was the opening scenes in a Victorian-era hospital, where the young Dr. Granville argues with his superior over the need to use clean bandages on a wound. The older doctor dismisses this new fanged “germ theory” is rubbish, seeing no need to waste fresh supplies.
Medicine has changed a great deal in the last hundred years, although we still do procedures which will likely seem equally barbaric next century. Or sooner.
So, Dr. Splatters, put your thinking caps and surgical masks on, and imagine how we’ll be treating people in the future.Tweet this!