[LMB] A generation later
WILLIAM A WENRICH
wawenri at msn.com
Mon Nov 5 18:23:54 GMT 2018
I think groundsence has short circuited all antibiotics. Arcady wants to be clean but that is considered more of an affectation. They do boil water on several occasions but it never mentions boiling needles or instruments. They think of things (such as what was left in Sparrow’s foot) more as a poison than as an infection. Dag does worry about Fawn when treating him.
I’m not sure they know Yellow Fever is spread by mosquitoes.
In general tech levels WGW is on the verge of the industrial revolution (no gun powder of course) but there are a lot of holes.
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> On Nov 5, 2018, at 10:52 AM, Royce Day <sirtalen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:11 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
>> I’d like to see a story set in the WGW about 50 years later at the
> Redwing-Bluefield teaching hospital where Natti-Mari Bluefield is head of
> nursing. Great Gran Fawn would also be a great head of hospital services.
> Oh, Gods yes. On both counts.
>> Concerning to state of medical knowledge in the WGW, they really need a
> microscopical from Glassforge to help them get started on germ theory. They
> haven’t even gotten as far as Harvey as far as blood circulation although
> they at least know it circulates and that the heart is a pump.
> Hmm, I'm not entirely sure that's required. Though I'm not certain that
> Groundsense goes as far as revealing germs, I think germ theory would be
> one of those basic pieces of knowledge that would have survived the
> collapse of Lakewalker civilization, even if their healers didn't. Gah!
> Does anyone remember whether wounds were cleaned with alcohol or whether
> Lakewalker healers sterilized their needles before sewing them up?
> -Royce in MD
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