January 16, 2013
January 3, 2013
William Cheselden, Osteographia, or The anatomy of the bones, 1733.
December 29, 2012
"Anthropologist Margaret Mead was once asked what she considered the earliest evidence of civilization. She answered that it was a human thigh bone with a healed fracture that had been excavated from a fifteen-thousand-year-old site. For an early human being to have survived a broken femur, living through the months that were required for the bone to heal, the person had to have been cared for – sheltered, protected, brought food and drink. While other animals care for their young and injured, no other species is able to devote as much time and energy to caring for the most frail, ill, and dying of its members."
— Ira Byock, in The Best Care Possible (via tilthenmywindowsache)