The 1700s: Anatomists and Surgeons robbing graves and waiting for corpses at the end of the hangman's noose.

Anything to further their knowledge and gain expertise!

A historical look at how experimantion and examination truly are hallmarks of Entreprenurial advancements!





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Written by lovedthisarticle!
3861 days ago

Really cool article Yoni!

Heidi K.



Written by sherisaid
3862 days ago

Yoni, I love your blog, lol! You are such a creative thinker. Great post, as always.



Written by yoni67
3862 days ago

Sheri,

Thanks! Much appreciated! Actually it is not all my creativity. Most of my posts come from the Discovery Channel, The History Channel, the news and a good book or article. The only real thing I do is tie the subject into business. Glad you enjoyed!

Yoni



Written by ronika
3862 days ago

It's absolutely amazing to see how far we've come in terms of medical technology. At a time, where I imagine there were serious consequences for heresy, people like John Hunter are great heroes. The inclination to takes these types of risk also contribute to being a successful businessperson.

Thanks for another great article and history lesson, Yoni.



Written by yoni67
3862 days ago

Ronika,

Medicine was stagnant in this period. No advances had been made in centuries. Those who dared challenge Hippocrates and centuries of tradition were labeled heretics. It took Hunter to change things and I indeed view him as an entrepreneur. His methods were somewhat over the line but his contributions changed the world.

Thanks for stopping by!

Yoni



Written by hamed1
3862 days ago

Yonatan, ethical boundaries were crossed as is obvious but so much benefit came from this that it's hard to say it was wrong.

Peace/Shalom/Salaam

Hamed



Written by yoni67
3862 days ago

Hamed,

I have mixed feelings about it. Ethics and morality most certainly come in to play. But in the end surgical procedures were practiced and perfected in the only way they could have been. It was a time when illness was attributed to spirits and a patient had a pretty good chance of dying from something which today is simple and treatable. There is no way, hopefully, that such things as this could happen today, but the fact that they once occurred brought about tremendous and lasting change.

Yoni



Written by yoni67
3862 days ago

Al, Adam & Duncan (in no particulra order),

Their methods are definitely questionable and bring a host of moral and ethical questions into play, but nobody could argue with the results. Tens, hundreds of thousands, millions of lives were probably saved through their experimentation and perfection of surgical techniques.

Yoni



Written by alinisrael
3862 days ago

Yoni,

Bizarre to say the least though you made it quite relevant to business.

Alan



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
3862 days ago

It just goes to show that if a person really, really wants something- whether it's knowledge, business development, money, etc- they'll get it in the end.

Can't say I agree with his tactics, though. I guess it was a different time...

Adam



Written by businessavante
3862 days ago

Wonderful, Yoni!

Sounds like he stopped just one step shy of a famous 19th Century doctor:

Dr. Fronk'n'shtein (to use Bela Lugosi's pronunciation; also Fronk'shtein), who's only "crime" was to play God!

businessavante (Duncan)



Written by BradenM
3862 days ago

First day of the wokweek blues made tolerable by a great article. Thanks Yoni!

Braden



Written by ShoshFromJobShuk
3862 days ago

Business lessons from corpses and cadavers? You did it Yoni!

Shosh



Written by yoni67
3862 days ago

Shosh and Braden,

Thanks for reading!

Yoni



Written by saraib820
3862 days ago

Great article Yoni though WARNING to readers of the book since I read it with my husband: it is gory and bloody!

Rivkah



Written by yoni67
3862 days ago

Gory, yes. It had my stomach churning at times!

Yoni



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