[Autobiography] Half a Century by Jane Grey Swisshelm-dc

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Post by pnagami » May 8th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Thank you, Erin!

Lovely to have you back!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 9th, 2018, 7:17 am

Howdy Pam,

Chapters 55 and 56 are PL OK. Good stuff! I had to look up hospital gangrene. I thought I knew more or less what gangrene was, but hadn't really understood the different types. In this case, I'm ever so glad I live in a time and place when germ theory and the importance of sanitation are understood!

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Post by pnagami » May 9th, 2018, 7:20 am

Thanks, Erin!

Hospital gangrene refers to wound infection accompanied by necrosis (dead tissue), with or without gas production (i.e. gas gangrene).

Unfortunately, despite all of our advances, it was still a part of my job in infectious diseases.

Pam
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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 9th, 2018, 7:46 am

Ah, you've just given me free tuition! Online resources are marvellous but not always 100% accurate, or written by people on the front line. Thank you!

I'm not surprised that it was still something you contended with. I didn't think it had magically gone away, but I confess I was thinking of the much higher mortality rates (particularly during the Civil War, as she's writing about) and thinking that advances have been made.

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Post by pnagami » May 9th, 2018, 7:47 am

Yes, It was the dominant problem then.

Pam
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Post by pnagami » May 10th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Hi DaveC and Erin,

I have provided a new link to the text because the old link had two missing pages.

Thanks,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by craigdav1 » May 11th, 2018, 5:22 am

The link on the project screen page has been updated! Thanks for the notification, Pam. It's easier to change it now.

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Post by pnagami » May 11th, 2018, 6:27 am

Thank you, DaveC.

Pam
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Post by pnagami » May 12th, 2018, 7:19 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » May 12th, 2018, 7:21 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » May 12th, 2018, 7:22 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » May 12th, 2018, 7:24 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 12th, 2018, 11:26 am

Hi Pam,

My education continues! I had to look up pyaemia. I'm sure this old hat to you, though. I was pleased to see on the Wikipedia page (I didn't say it was serious looking!) that Swisshelm's descriptions are mentioned as an historical witness to cases.

Chapters 57, 58 and 59 are PL OK.

Two notes for 60:

0.23-0.30. Second sentence, p. 274, repetition
When one just fitted a place I wanted to keep it, When one just fitted in a place I wanted to keep it...

1.42-1.48. First sentence p. 275, extra word/Freudian slip!
The surgeons of Campbell did [not] really want its patients to be happy and get well...

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Post by pnagami » May 12th, 2018, 11:49 am

Amazing! Really?

Thanks!

Will fix,

Pam
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Post by pnagami » May 18th, 2018, 8:09 am

Hi Erin,

Chapter 60 is ready for Spot PL:

08:06

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/halfacentury_60_swisshelm_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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