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Total posts found for "pembroke" — 135
16th Sep 2015

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – The Tyburn Tree Gallows, Part 2

Hanging day was a riotous affair in the eighteenth century – convicted criminals and notorious ne’er do wells were held accountable for their vicious and heinous crimes (such as stealing bread)...

16th Sep 2015
Dr. Pembroke

Dr. Pembroke

Dr. Pembroke – surgeon, physician, alienist; these are the collected writings of the doctor’s demented journals and articles as he studies the peculiar, disturbing and strange history of medicine and macabre through the ages. You...

09th Sep 2015

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – The Tyburn Tree Gallows, Part 1

The year is 1756, it’s a lovely warm autumn day… and it’s almost time for the hanging. In the center of the square, a giant mass of people cluster around...

26th Aug 2015

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – Anatomy Night School

During the intellectually ravenous period of the mid to late 1700’s, the study of medicine was flourishing and blooming like some strange, bloody, sticky anatomical flower, as doctors engaged themselves...

12th Aug 2015

Pembroke’s Remedies – Cocaine Wine!

In a warm, mahogany paneled drawing room, adorned with filled bookshelves, gorgeous chandeliers and lofty ceilings, Dr. James D. Pembroke sits in an armchair, leaning slightly to one side. To his right,...

29th Jul 2015

Dr. Pembroke’s Remedies – Electric Corsets!

The most enduring folly of civilization is the persistent focus on personal aesthetics; sleek, flowing hair, accentuated toned muscles, minuscule waists, youthful and blemish-free skin. Like the beauty equivalent of a...

22nd Jul 2015

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – Dirty Jobs of the Victorian Era – Angora and Anthrax

Taken from Pembroke’s Articles of Occupational Concerns, 1881 In the last few entries, we’ve been carving a merry little path through the history of occupational hazards; diseases, ailments, gross misconduct...

15th Jul 2015

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – Dirty Jobs of the Victorian Era – Matchmaking

And will the match trade die? And will the match trade die? Then thirty thousand working girls Will know the reason why. Daily News (25 April 1871) The humble match, a...

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