"It’s important to me."
AN EXAMPLE OF AFRICAN MEDICAL SCIENCE. ILLUSTRATION OF AFRICAN DOCTORS IN 19TH CENTURY (1879) KAHARA, UGANDA PERFORMING A CAESARIAN SECTION. SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF THIS OPERATION WERE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN EUROPE AT THE TIME.
Africans were performing many advanced medical procedures long before they had been conceived in Europe this is just one of many examples.
The British traveler R.W. Felkin who reported this noted that the healer used banana wine to semi-intoxicate the woman and to cleanse his hands and her abdomen prior to surgery. He used a midline incision and applied cautery to minimize hemorrhaging. He massaged the uterus to make it contract but did not suture it; the abdominal wound was pinned with iron needles and dressed with a paste prepared from roots. The patient recovered well, and Felkin concluded that this technique was well-developed and had clearly been employed for a long time. Similar reports come from Rwanda, where botanical preparations were also used to anesthetize the patient and promote wound healing.
Reference: Notes on Labour in Central Africa published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal, volume 20, April 1884, pages 922-930.
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All I want in life
Someone did it
Well I don’t smoke but can do the other 3 lol
((Also characters with intersectional identities as well))
Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list of all the types of representation in comics.(**Wanda & Pietro Maximoff are also ethnically Jewish.)
I am reposting this because damn, some of these characters are awesome and I need to learn about the ones I am not familiar with…
my car broke down on the highway the other day but i got to watch a really nice sunset while i waited for the tow truck
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