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That doesn’t look like a very sterile environment. Is there any other info on what kind of operation this was?
Immediately following the surgery they will be demonstrating how to perform an autopsy.
What hospital is this now?
That one older white guy looks really interested.
GOD, look at all those unrestrained beards, all that damn hair. No gloves. Ugh. This makes me cringe as much as that fucking rat cooking your restaurant food movie did.
You want a Junior Mint?
If you’d like more, I strongly suggest Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick.
I’m not sure about this 110%, I know that this was at the amphitheater of the Massachusetts general hospital. From what I think I have found is this was the first use of ether anesthesia and the early early practice of asepsis in surgery. I believe I found a [drawing](https://hartfordstage-fz6ppvdezcnknub.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ED-49.jpg) of the same operation. Crude as it is, all of the doctors are wearing very clean clothing and in the linked photo, they are using carbolic acid in the tub in the back. I believe [this](https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/23/12/3A71E42300000578-3938852-Surgical_operations_once_happened_in_an_amphitheater_at_Bellevue-a-15_1479904533660.jpg) is another drawing at the Bellevue hospital in New York with Joseph Luster watching over the first uses of asepsis. He first believed/proved that there was the spread of germs during operation with bad cleanliness practices.
Please do not quote me on this, but that’s what I think I can gather from this.
Uh.. Middle row, far left, dude has devil horns growing out of his forehead…
Please notice the pair of kitchen shears hanging to the upper right of the picture.
When all else fails use the kitchen shears. (and) Our motto
“When in doubt cut it out”
That operating theater is still around. Its been incorporated into the Boston Children’s Hospital Campus.
The ceiling of that room is a glass dome. The operations would be done on sunny days since there was no ‘artificial’ lighting other than flame based at the time.
Looks exactly like the first operating scene from The Knick. Uncanny resemblance of the surgeons to that series actors.
If you find this image fascinating, check out [The Knick](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2937900/).
Ahhhh, that’s why they call them theaters I guess!
No gloves, no masks. Ya think they had a lot of post-op infections?
I always wondered why they called it a theater guess now I know
Who’s the brown guy? https://i.imgur.com/skzAdMu.jpg
This reminds of the painting The Gross Clinic by American artist Thomas Eakins.
There’s like a 80% chance that when you’re not looking at the picture everyone in it turns to look out at you.
Homeboy at the head of the bed flexin his cranial skills