Dr. Pembroke at the International Steampunk Symposium

As night fell on Cincinnati, Ohio, the jolly mood of the 2016 International Steampunk Symposium assumed a darker cast. Secreted away in an abandoned panel room, Dr. Pembroke prepared to address his assembled colleagues. The atmosphere of the room, however, seemed to lend itself towards murderous malpractice more than modern medicine.

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – Trepanning Pt. 3 – Defiance and Demonstration

London, 1872 My name is Doctor-Chirurgeon J. D. Pembroke. This is Part 3 of the study of trepannation. Part 1 and part 2 are available for your perusal. As the art of surgery progresses, we see increased skill employed and ever more subtle intrusions into the dermal layers, resulting in fewer scars and diminished bodily […]

Pembroke’s Clinic – Trepanning Pt. 2 – Magic, Medicine and Malpractice

London, 1872 My name is Doctor-Chirurgeon J.D. Pembroke and last week I discussed the history of the medical procedure known as trepanning. This week I will be discussing further the historical elements of the technique as used for both ‘magical’ and also therapeutic purposes, as compared to modern practices. Earliest written references to trepanning exist […]

Pembroke’s Clinic: Trepanning Pt. 1 – History

London, 1872 On My Humble Self: My name is Doctor-Chirurgeon James D. Pembroke. My work is simply this: to learn about and extend the utility and usefulness of the modern homo sapiens, a most interesting and curious creature. The periodicals and weeklies have yet to have their fill of me, and promote a most insidious and […]

Skip to toolbar