I was going to call it G = Girls' bits, but Mayim Bialik telling me why I shouldn't kept playing on my internal monologue mixed-tape.
The most descriptive title would have been G = Gynaecology. But who's going to click on a blog link titled G = Gynaecology and expect to be entertained? Right? So the politically correct, slightly misleading, not-very-descriptive title G=Good grief won by default.
I don't really even have much to say today, because in two out of three cases, I'm going to let the Wellcome's own interpretive text speak for itself.
And I have every confidence that you will be entertained.
Here's the first (I left my thumb in the picture for authenticity).
I'll wait while you read that again.
Now, you can't deny that's a pretty impressive example of good grief girls' bits gynaecology.
These next two images are extracts from a book. I took close-ups of the pics for you. Now here is the actual entry:
Wellcome Library, London
Gynaecological texts, including information about conception, pregnancy and childbirth - Woman who died in childbirth on operating table, with doctor holding knife after delivering baby by Caesarean section, a nurse holding swaddled child - Seated woman (unnecessarily shown with caesarean section) talking to standing, dressed woman.
Ink and watercolour. 1420?
The woman on the right of both images looks like the same person, so I'm tipping she's the midwife... or maybe the wet nurse. And what I really want to know, is why the hell is the dead chick high-fiving her?
The final image for today is, without doubt,
one of the most good grief-est of all the good-grief things that Sir Henry collected.
No woman can stand in front of this glass case without wincing.
During the month of April, I am participating in the Blogging from A–Z Challenge.
My posts will all feature images of and by the Wellcome Collection, Euston, London: the free destination for the incurably curious.