Posts tagged 1884

Partial Cross-Section of Adult Skull
Displaying the divisions of the ear and naso-pharyngeal cavity. As you can see, even though the skull has some pretty well-defined zones and areas, everything is a lot more inter-connected than most of us learn about in grade school. The close connection between the ear canal and throat is why, when you have a sore throat, many times earaches come along with it, and why when you have a sinus headache, the ears often feel “plugged up”. 
A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear Including a Sketch of Aural Anatomy and Physiology. D. B. St. John Roosa, 1884.

Partial Cross-Section of Adult Skull

Displaying the divisions of the ear and naso-pharyngeal cavity. As you can see, even though the skull has some pretty well-defined zones and areas, everything is a lot more inter-connected than most of us learn about in grade school. The close connection between the ear canal and throat is why, when you have a sore throat, many times earaches come along with it, and why when you have a sinus headache, the ears often feel “plugged up”. 

A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear Including a Sketch of Aural Anatomy and Physiology. D. B. St. John Roosa, 1884.

Portions of Charles Guiteau’s brain. Guiteau assassinated US President Garfield in 1881.
Well, he shot Garfield, at the least. The shot that hit landed in one of Garfield’s lumbar vertebrae, but completely missed the spinal cord. Though he was hurting pretty bad, had the doctors just bandaged up the wound, kept it sterile (as was common practice just 10 years later), and not tried to extract the bullet, it’s very unlikely Garfield would have died from his wounds. Even for the day, the extreme “treatment” of Garfield’s wounds was seen as far more harmful than good, by both the medical community and eventually the general public.
As Guiteau opined to the judge at his trial: "The doctors are the ones who killed Garfield; I just shot him!"

Portions of Charles Guiteau’s brain. Guiteau assassinated US President Garfield in 1881.

Well, he shot Garfield, at the least. The shot that hit landed in one of Garfield’s lumbar vertebrae, but completely missed the spinal cord. Though he was hurting pretty bad, had the doctors just bandaged up the wound, kept it sterile (as was common practice just 10 years later), and not tried to extract the bullet, it’s very unlikely Garfield would have died from his wounds. Even for the day, the extreme “treatment” of Garfield’s wounds was seen as far more harmful than good, by both the medical community and eventually the general public.

As Guiteau opined to the judge at his trial: "The doctors are the ones who killed Garfield; I just shot him!"