This week we get super niche and talk about surgery and medical practices among the Golden Age pirates with Mark “Mission” Kehoe. He’s a pirate surgery expert and reenactor with some great stories.
As Mark talks about, we mostly hear about amputations and trepanning. But there’s a lot more to the medical practices of pirates and pirate surgery than you might think. You’ll be amazed at what the #1 killer actually was. Plus he’ll blow quite a few myths out of the water.
I learned a lot during this interview and I’ll be you will too.
This episode sponsored by:
Southern Yellow Pine Publishing, home of The Pirate of Panther Bay series by SR Staley.
Plus comedy from Justin Gomes about getting pick-pocketed in San Francisco and a song called “Devil’s Drink” by Irish pirate metal band O’Craven.
Here’s the article we talked about in the show. How to write and read in the 17th/18th Century style.
Click those Amazon links below to pick Peter T. Leeson’s “The Invisible Hand” and O’Craven’s “Whiskey, Wenches, and Scallywags”.
How about a little more O’Craven? Yes? Yes.
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