For my Medical and Nursing friends and others who like a bit of gore!

Below is a cure for Rheumatism used at the Davidson Whaling station in 1892 onwards and apparently actually worked. I love the quote below from 1908 journal: “the after effects are not so pleasant; the patient for a week or so gives off a horrible odor; and is abhorrent to man and beast; and a fit subject for prosecution under the Diseased animals and Meat Act” . M

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This is actually a man in a hole in the decomposing whale with just his head sticking out!
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Charlie is in one of the whale oil pots

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2 thoughts on “For my Medical and Nursing friends and others who like a bit of gore!

    1. HI Shaz, The amazing thing is there were many people who took the “cure” as bad as it was because they said it helped them and some who said they would do it again for even short term relief. Imagine stinking for weeks like dead whale!!!! M

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