Join us for a Steampunk gathering of inventors, artisans and surgeons. Be prepared to immerse yourself in music, magic, inventions, performers, tea time and revel in stimulating conversation.
Our host, Mr. Bones, is pleased to invite you to into his world of curiosities and eager to hear your tales and tricks. You see, after the physicians came the surgeons in the medical hierarchy fallowed only by the apothecary. To show this difference in status only the physicians were addressed as Dr. while surgeons were addressed as Mr. The physicians were academics, working in universities, and mostly observed and consulted. The work of a surgeon was to do the things physicians could not, cut open the chest, handle fractures as well as perform surgeries. It was a dirty job and they were looked down upon. There were also the barbers who were charged with looking after soldiers during a battle. The barbers were expected to do anything from give a haircut to amputating limbs. Until 1745 surgeons were formally linked with barbers, and they had to take bodies from the graveyards to learn and practice how to do surgeries properly. As you can imagine this task would make anyone curious after a while. As Mr. Bones became more advanced with his surgeries he started to wonder if he could combine parts to make other parts. He then began experimenting with different human parts and animal parts to see if he could make something new. Of course, he’s not the only one with these thoughts and these experiments. So, please, come share your own inventions and creations so that all may learn and be inspired.
Stay tuned for more updates as things get confirmed and the birds learn to fly in a straight line.
As always….feel free to ask questions and share ideas, we’d love to hear from you!