Happy Birthday Scara!
May I recommend to everyone interested in medical history, that they may be interested in friending jamesfraserwest
? Started by his step-great-great-granddaughter, strange_complex
, it intends to serialise the last diary of a 19th century hospital surgeon. Pen explains more here
I firmly believe that this diary will be of enormous interest to huge numbers of people. Those who like reading pepysdiary, for a start. Those who enjoy Victorian history, medical history, or simply like reading other people's journals, to boot. And there are special treats in store, too, for those who like travel writing, since West undertook a month-long excursion around France and Italy with his wife during March and April 1883, visiting historical sites, churches and local hospitals as he did so. (That's my personal favourite bit, and I had a lot of fun helping Mum make sense of West's visits to archaeological sites in Rome and Pompeii while we were transcribing the diary). Just check out the 'taster entries' I have put on the journal's profile page if you want a sense of why this is great reading material.
I like work: it's good. Still a learning curve, but good. Today I have a short afternoon shift before Sad Club. Yay Sad Club! But first: bones!