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The masked faces of the dental surgeon and his assistant seemed to float above me.  She braced my chin; he pushed and pulled.

“That one’s being a little stubborn, huh?” 1,018 more words


Exploring the Human Side of Military Medicine Through Anthropomorphised Objects. Part One.

Figure One. On display in the photograph are examples of modern prosthetic legs. Taken with permission at the National Army Museum, London.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an object involved in the treatment of an injured soldier? 775 more words


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Consequences Of Sterilization

I don’t know if I’m the only one realizing this and if others have realized it too, probably they’re being silent on it. There are disadvantages that sterilization is doing to us, and they are many. 659 more words


meaning of ‘to wait for a dead man’s shoes’

We may all agree that the present could be improved but knowledge of the future does not necessarily help us to improve it. Progress demands action in the face of an unknown future, not inaction because we know what is coming to us and believe that nothing we can do will be of avail.

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‘to know one’s onions’ – ‘c’est mes oignons’


Jehan Rictus, by Félix Vallotton (1865-1925)
from Le IIᵐᵉ Livre des Masques (Paris, 1898), by Remy de Gourmont (1858-1915)



The phrase to know one’s onions… 848 more words





Speaking in Tongues

and Armed to the Teeth

I Made up my Mind to produce

an impressive Body of Work

through a combination of Elbow Grease, 235 more words