#Folklore Thursday 02/11/2017

This week’s theme: Skeletons!

On the back of #Halloween last week the spookiness continues….

Firstly, with some images from some books from the Nurses’ Reference Library:

This Students’ Atlas of Bones Ligaments c 1880  provides detailed drawings and descriptions for different sections of the skeleton but begins with a plate featuring a typical male skeleton on the left, the female skeleton the right and a newborn infant skeleton in the middle (the black line on the left indicates scale). The authors engage in the own gender myth-making describing the female skeleton as being “more graceful”!!

Some others examples include: