diasporicroots:



AN EXAMPLE OF AFRICAN MEDICAL SCIENCE. ILLUSTRATION OF AFRICAN DOCTORS IN 19TH CENTURY (1879) KAHARA,UGANDA PERFORMING A CAESARIAN SECTION. SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF THIS OPERATION WERE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN EUROPE AT THE TIME.
Africans were performing many advanced medical procedures long before they had been conceived in Europe this is just one of many examples.
The British traveler R.W. Felkin who reported this noted that the healer used banana wine to semi-intoxicate the woman and to cleanse his hands and her abdomen prior to surgery. He used a midline incision and applied cautery to minimize hemorrhaging. He massaged the uterus to make it contract but did not suture it; the abdominal wound was pinned with iron needles and dressed with a paste prepared from roots. The patient recovered well, and Felkin concluded that this technique was well-developed and had clearly been employed for a long time. Similar reports come from Rwanda, where botanical preparations were also used to anesthetize the patient and promote wound healing.
Reference: “Notes on Labour in Central Africa” published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal, volume 20, April 1884, pages 922-930.
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diasporicroots:

AN EXAMPLE OF AFRICAN MEDICAL SCIENCE. ILLUSTRATION OF AFRICAN DOCTORS IN 19TH CENTURY (1879) KAHARA,UGANDA PERFORMING A CAESARIAN SECTION. SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF THIS OPERATION WERE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN EUROPE AT THE TIME.

Africans were performing many advanced medical procedures long before they had been conceived in Europe this is just one of many examples.

The British traveler R.W. Felkin who reported this noted that the healer used banana wine to semi-intoxicate the woman and to cleanse his hands and her abdomen prior to surgery. He used a midline incision and applied cautery to minimize hemorrhaging. He massaged the uterus to make it contract but did not suture it; the abdominal wound was pinned with iron needles and dressed with a paste prepared from roots. The patient recovered well, and Felkin concluded that this technique was well-developed and had clearly been employed for a long time. Similar reports come from Rwanda, where botanical preparations were also used to anesthetize the patient and promote wound healing.

Reference: “Notes on Labour in Central Africa” published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal, volume 20, April 1884, pages 922-930.

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blueklectic:

karnythia:

blackgeologist:

peaceloveandafropuffs:

karnythia:

ifuckswithyou:

youcantroamwithoutcaesar:

christel-thoughts:

nayarivera:

People Mag’s “Most Beautiful People” issue with Mama Rivera. She’s so pretty!

in which i finally see she looks like her mom.

When is she gonna acknowledge that her mama is black?

She’s Black, what?

But she’s never denied her blackness or her people. In fact I remember folks being so in their feels about her dating a rapper like his blackness tainted her & she let people know (again) that she’s a woman of color. She’s posted pics with her entire family. Your bad if you didn’t get the hint.

^

Woman of color is not acknowledging you’re black. She’s said she’s Latino plenty of times but I’ve never heard her out right say she’s black. When the opportunity presents itself to say that you’re black and you choose not to say it, that’s denying you’re blackness. Maybe she has said it somewhere, but apparently it’s not known or accepted.

She says she’s Puerto Rican, German & Black. And that she sees herself as a woman of color because she knows that with lighter skin her experience is different. There’s video & everything. Like folks…this isn’t hard. 

Damn do yall want her to walk around with a sign around her neck that says “I’m Black”??? She’s never denied that she is Black. She’s played Black characters. She shows up to events with her mom and talks about her proudly. She doesn’t hide it. She’s said that she’s Black before. Yall are irritating with this shit.

blueklectic:

karnythia:

blackgeologist:

peaceloveandafropuffs:

karnythia:

ifuckswithyou:

youcantroamwithoutcaesar:

christel-thoughts:

nayarivera:

People Mag’s “Most Beautiful People” issue with Mama Rivera. She’s so pretty!

in which i finally see she looks like her mom.

When is she gonna acknowledge that her mama is black?

She’s Black, what?

But she’s never denied her blackness or her people. In fact I remember folks being so in their feels about her dating a rapper like his blackness tainted her & she let people know (again) that she’s a woman of color. She’s posted pics with her entire family. Your bad if you didn’t get the hint.

^

Woman of color is not acknowledging you’re black. She’s said she’s Latino plenty of times but I’ve never heard her out right say she’s black. When the opportunity presents itself to say that you’re black and you choose not to say it, that’s denying you’re blackness. Maybe she has said it somewhere, but apparently it’s not known or accepted.

She says she’s Puerto Rican, German & Black. And that she sees herself as a woman of color because she knows that with lighter skin her experience is different. There’s video & everything. Like folks…this isn’t hard.

Damn do yall want her to walk around with a sign around her neck that says “I’m Black”??? She’s never denied that she is Black. She’s played Black characters. She shows up to events with her mom and talks about her proudly. She doesn’t hide it. She’s said that she’s Black before. Yall are irritating with this shit.

arandadill:

Earlier Sketches of my little blackbird demon, Lonan.

fancymarquis:

i forgot how inspiring music can be sometimes

fancymarquis:

i forgot how inspiring music can be sometimes

conceptartthings:

Concept Art from Prince of Egypt (1998)

missanisah:

"Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face."Steve McCurry 

howtobeterrell:

contentkiller:

witchsistah:

loverrtits:

wtfced:

fapsmokesleep:

phattygirls:

White girl gets BEATING for calling Puerto Rican girl an illegal immigrant!

THESE BITCHES GOTSA LEARN

she buffed the floor wit her ass

Jajajajajaja

Protip for 2014: White girls, KEEP YO’ DAMN MOUTHS SHUT!

Old girl got mollywhopped somethin nice. She deserved every bit of that ass whooping after she said that.

white people have a disconnect where they actually believe the shit they say doesnt come with repercussions. 

excadrill:

the look

excadrill:

the look

Burial at Sea by Ben Lo

reverseracists:

pour up (drank)

reverseracists:

pour up (drank)

New fall/winter collection from Grimoire’s Verum line.