Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by Paul S Person
On Wed, 1 Sep 2021 12:55:45 -0700 (PDT), Andrew McDowell
Post by Andrew McDowell Post by Lynn McGuire
BC: Kidney Stones and Aliens
Ok, I gotta wonder. What does the BC version of the Aliens movie look
like ? Maybe the T-Rex and the Velociraptors mated for a hybrid ?
BC is all completely fictional, let's not forget. In the real
Paleolithic, they had neither movies nor means of diagnosing a
That said, I don't follow the strip; how similar are the T-rex
and the velociraptors, discounting size?
Dorothy J. Heydt
djheydt at gmail dot com
Kidney stones are not easy to miss, if you have one.
treatments (no indication of effectiveness) to Egypt 1500BC. If some
area of the paleolithic had semi-edible plants that increased the risk
of kidney stones or some disease likewise, it might have occurred often
enough to be recognised.
IIRC, surgeons who could get in quick and out quicker were prized by
the Ancients as removing the Stone with as little pain as possible.
What's your chronological range for "the Ancients"?
Generally, Classical Greece and Rome. Perhaps a bit older. I suppose
500 BC (or before, in, say, India or China) and 500 AD.
For this /specifically/, it appears I am confusing "kidney stone" with
Speed was prized because, of course, they had /no/ anesthesia back
then. Also, the longer the wound was open, the more likely it was to
get infected, and they had no antibiotics either.
The Roman Celsus (as opposed to the Greek Celsus) referred to
elsewhere appears to have been around in 25-50 AD.
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."