Sep. 12th, 2006

oneirophrenia: (Contemplative Doctor)
Art and Medicine.

Yes, there are plenty of cool vintage medical photos there to tickle your grotesque fancy....

But the highlight of the sight is John Wood's collection of medical poems that he wrote about various deforming skin and subdermal conditions of the day, each accompanied by a lovely photo of a patient displaying said symptoms. My favorite is "Elephantiasis":

Do not say to me that she is not beautiful )

The verse is actually surprisingly good, almost free verse with a touch of English Heroic Meter as described by Milton in the preface to Paradise Lost. Check them out, as they may be some of the best poetry I've read in ages.
oneirophrenia: (Hahaha)
"We will crush your heads!" said Saddam Hussein at his trial today.

CRUSH CRUSH CRUSH!

I AM CRUSHING YOUR KURDISH HEADS!

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