Roman Clothing, Part I

jewelry and coins found with woman's skeleton outside Pompeii century CE…

Cupping Set c. 1810 (Sinister name, right?) Bloodletting comprised a mainstay of medical therapy until the mid 19th century. This practice was guided by the belief that health derived from a balance of the four humors in the body (including blood). Healers focused upon restoring the system's equilibrium, usually by draining or purging the system of excess humors.

Cupping Set c. 1810 Bloodletting comprised a mainstay of medical therapy until the mid century. This practice was guided by the belief that health derived from a balance of the four humors in the.

Herculaneum:  Casa del Tramezzo di legno, House of the wooden partition

Herculaneum: Casa del Tramezzo di Legno, House of the wooden partition. Sliding wooden panels that separated the main salon from the interior garden were instantly turned to charcoal by the pyroclastic material & preserved in situ, an exceptional survival

Antique French 19th Century Surgical Instrument Amputation Set & Anesthesia Mask

I got an interesting piece in my inbox from MedScape this morning (Who Believes That Medical Error Is the Third Leading Cause of Hospital Deaths?

Pompeii victims casts

Vesuvius victims in Pompeii. The excavated town offers a snapshot of Roman life in the century, and of the people, frozen at the moment it was buried on 24 August AD 79

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