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The Chirurgeon's Apprentice

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Under The Knife – Episode 1: The Clockwork Saw

23 September 2014

In the first episode of Under The Knife, I discuss the clockwork saw–a 19th-century medical instrument which failed on a massive scale. Make sure you watch to the very end as...

Ten Terrifying Knives from Medical History

16 September 2014

I’m excited to announce that I’ve just finished filming the first episode of my new YouTube series, Under The Knife, and will be releasing it very soon (please subscribe...

Disturbing Disorders: Sirenomelia (Mermaid Syndrome)

9 September 2014

The sea king down there had been a widower for years, and his old mother kept house for him…she was an altogether praiseworthy person, particularly so because she was extremely fond...