People know to never google certain things: snakes, vaguely sexual sounding terms your co-workers tell you to look up (its always porn, guys, always), the weird pain in your side (I’m sure I didn’t sleep on it wrong! Aaaahh cancer!!).
Another thing to never google is “Civil War Surgery” unless you are prepared for boxes of shins or scary crap like that. Remember that movie with Nicole Kidman where (SpoilerAlert) she and her kids are The Others? And they find those weird pictures of the servants but realize they are dead in the photos?!?!?!!?
And you wish that stupid child would just stop playing under the veils (We can’t see your face, kid, it could be meltinnnng)
Well thats what it felt like looking at pages and pages of Civil War amputated pictures. Trying to make eye contact with the guy’s face but can’t stop staring at the pile of HANDS!!!
Basically, this is possibly the grottiest thing I have ever researched for a history class since.. oh wait- the LAST TIME I took a class with Dr. McClurken!!! Only that time I did my project on heart valves. The best way to freak yourself out while researching is research a medical abnormality that YOU have and then having to put it on a blog site. If you are going to do this I suggest never looking at medical textbooks. That was my first mistake. [Also, don’t worry I’m not dying, its only Tetralogy of Fallot. They made a movie about it…with Mos Def and Alan Rickman haha]
In other news- the maps are done!! And now we have to get them on the site somehow and make them interactive!!
Now back to finishing these sections on omeka….