What's on Pirate-Surgeon Mission's Table - May 2011
This is intended to be a useful resource for those in interested in the tools a barber-surgeon would have used during the Golden Age of Piracy. (Besides, stealing a bit from the May 2010 Pirate Surgeon's Journal for Columbus worked so well last year that I thought I'd do it again with material used in the May 2011 Columbus Surgeon's Journal.).I have linked the items on the table below to other pages that explain more about the instruments. Most of them are serious and studious, but some of them are decidedly not. (Hopefully you will be able to recognize one from the other.)
To begin, place your mouse over one of the items in the images below. If your mouse changes form (and, for some browsers, pops up a name) when it's placed over an instrument, you should be able to click on it and open a new page that will explain that instrument in greater detail. There are exactly 50 hotlinks down there so don't stop until you've visited them all. Enjoy!
The left side of the Surgeon's Table.
The right side of the Surgeon's Table.
These two photos are an aerial view of the Surgeon's Table from the spread at the Columbus Pirate Days in May 2011. Nearly every item has been hotlinked.
This bit of wizardry took a devilish long time to do, so please feel free to spend lots and lots of time exploring it, if only to make me happy. (Or at least lie to me and say you did.)