Monday, 22 March 2021

Facts Facts Facts

 

Hello Monday, hello facts and hello world.................

If you have the money to spend on a doctor in Ancient Babylon you would be well looked after, after all the hands of doctors who killed their patients.

In Babylon doctors didn't come cheap, it could cost 5 gold coins to see one.

If you couldn't afford to see one you could always take a trip to the market place, sick people would go and ask people for advice.

In the 18th century many women wen to the trouble of having their gums pieced, so they could have hooks fitted to hold their false teeth.

If a human hair were as thick as a nylon rope, it could support a train engine


7 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

Good gosh! Hooks in their gums? Oh my goodness!

We all of us kinda do that in the larked place at least if we see a friend. We exchange symptoms. :-)

Janie Junebug said...

A visit to the marketplace for medical advice was kind of like the way many of us now Google our symptoms. Having your gums pierced must have been really painful.

Love,
Janie

Nancy Chan said...

People in the old days do not have much choice. We are fortunate we live in this time and not in the old days.

Margaret D said...

Goodness, don't like the sound of hooks in the gums, rather amusing in a way.

Kea said...

Uh, ditto comments about hooking one's gums. Shudder!

I was watching an episode of "Mystic Britain" last week (one of the TV stations airing here in Canada) and it was about Medieval medicine. Aggghhh! Yes, I'm so glad we live in this era!

CWMartin said...

That hook thing- I know there's fishing joke in there somewhere, but I ain't brave enough to find it...

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Katie............Yeah ehat the hell is with that

Janiie.....Yes & Yes

Nancy.....Yes we are

Margaret D......Yes indeed

Kea.....Horrible times for medince

Chris.....Metoo

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